RIBAVIRIN



Copegus


Indication:


Copegus (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Copegus (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name: Copegus

Active Ingeridents:Ribavirin

Company Name: Genentech

Package: 168 Tablets

Strength : 200mg

Mechanism of action:


Copegus (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Copegus (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Copegus (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Copegus (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Copegus (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Copegus (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Copegus (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Copegus (Ribavirin) by mouth with food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Copegus (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Copegus (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Copegus (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Copegus (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Copegus (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Copegus (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.

Store:

Store Copegus (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Copegus (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.

Precaution:

Before taking Copegus (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.




WARNING:


Copegus (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.



Ribahep



Indication:


Ribahep (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Ribahep (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name: Ribahep

Active Ingeridents: Ribavirin

Company Name: Zydus heptiza

Package: 140 Capsules/Bottle

Strength : 200mg

Mechanism of action:


Ribahep (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Ribahep (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Ribahep (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Ribahep (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Ribahep (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ribahep (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Ribahep (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Ribahep (Ribavirin) by mouth with food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Ribahep (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Ribahep (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Ribahep (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Ribahep (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Ribahep (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ribahep (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


Precaution:


Before taking Ribahep (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.


Store:


Store Ribahep (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Ribahep (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.


WARNING:


Ribahep (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.




Rebetol



Indication:


Rebetol (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Rebetol (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name:Rebetol

Active Ingeridents: Ribavirin

Company Name:Schering -Plough

Package: 10 capsules per strip

Strength : 200mg

Mechanism of action:


Rebetol (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Rebetol (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Rebetol (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Rebetol (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Rebetol (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Rebetol (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Rebetol (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Rebetol (Telbivudine) by mouth with or without food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Rebetol (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Rebetol (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Rebetol (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Rebetol (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Rebetol (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rebetol (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


Precaution:


Before taking Ribahep (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.


Store:


Store Ribahep (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Ribahep (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.


WARNING:


Rebetol (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.




Heptos



Indication:


Heptos (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Heptos (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name:Heptos

Active Ingeridents:Ribavirin

Company Name: Hetero

Package: 10 capsules per strip

Strength : 200mg

Mechanism of action:


Heptos (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Heptos (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Heptos (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Heptos (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Heptos (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Heptos (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Heptos (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Heptos (Telbivudine) by mouth with or without food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Heptos (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Heptos (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Heptos (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Heptos (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Heptos (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rebetol (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


Precaution:


Before taking Heptos (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.


Store:


Store Heptos (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Heptos (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.


WARNING:


Heptos (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.




Ribamune



Indication:


Ribamune (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Ribamune (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name:Ribamune

Active Ingeridents: Ribavirin

Company Name:Cipla

Package:14 capsules per strip

Strength : 200mg

Mechanism of action:


Ribamune (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Ribamune (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Ribamune (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Ribamune (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Ribamune (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ribamune (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Ribamune (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Ribamune (Telbivudine) by mouth with or without food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Ribamune (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Ribamune (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Ribamune (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Ribamune (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Ribamune (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rebetol (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


Precaution:

Before taking Ribamune (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.


Store:


Store Ribamune (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Ribamune (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.




WARNING:


Ribamune (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.




Ribavin



Indication:


Ribavin (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Ribavin (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name:Ribavin

Active Ingeridents:Ribavirin

Company Name: Lupin

Package: 4 Capsules per strip

Strength : 200mg

Mechanism of action:


Ribavin (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Ribavin (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Ribavin (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Ribavin (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Ribavin (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ribavin (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Ribavin (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Ribavin (Telbivudine) by mouth with or without food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Ribavin (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Ribavin (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Ribavin (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Ribavin (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Ribavin (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rebetol (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


Precaution:


Before taking Ribavin (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.


Store:


Store Ribavin (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Ribavin (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.



WARNING:


Ribavin (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.



Virofix



Indication:


Virofix (Ribavirin) is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer. Virofix (Ribavirin) works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.



Brand name: Virofix

Active Ingeridents: Ribavirin

Company Name: Dr.Reddy’s

Package:40 Capsules

Strength :200mg

Mechanism of action:


Virofix (Ribavirin) is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Virofix (Ribavirin) mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites. Virofix (Ribavirin) triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species... Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA. These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis. Virofix (Ribavirin) is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.


Dosage and Administration:


Use Virofix (Ribavirin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Virofix (Ribavirin) comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Virofix (Ribavirin) refilled.
  • Take Virofix (Telbivudine) by mouth with or without food.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Virofix (Ribavirin) is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • Take Virofix (Ribavirin) on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Virofix (Ribavirin) at the same times each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Continue to take Virofix (Ribavirin) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Virofix (Ribavirin) and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Check with your doctor if you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rebetol (Ribavirin).

Side effects:


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


Precaution:


Before taking Virofix (Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, low hemoglobin, and thalassemia), kidney disease, other liver problems (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis), heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, pancreas problems (e.g., pancreatitis), and diabetes.


Store:


Store Virofix (Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Virofix (Ribavirin) out of the reach of children and away from pets.



WARNING:


Virofix (Ribavirin) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.