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HEPTOS 200 MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR HEPTOS

Ribavirin(200 mg)

food interaction for HEPTOS

alcohol interaction for HEPTOS

pregnancy interaction for HEPTOS

lactation interaction for HEPTOS

medicine interaction for HEPTOS

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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It is better to take Heptos 200 mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Heptos 200 mg capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Heptos 200 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
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    Ribavirin(200 mg)

    Uses

    Heptos 200 mg capsule is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection
    It is used in combination with interferon.

    How it works

    Heptos 200 mg capsule is an antiviral drug. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Impaired concentration, Abdominal pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dizziness, Diarrhoea

    SUBSTITUTES FOR HEPTOS

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    Expert advice FOR HEPTOS

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Ribavirin. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems. A dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
    • You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters. If you're taking Ribavirin for herpes, you should use barrier methods (condoms) when you're having sex since you can still pass it on to other people, even if you're taking the medication.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
       

    Frequently asked questions FOR HEPTOS

    Ribavirin

    Q.

    How does ribavirin work?
    Ribavirin belongs to a class of antiviral medications called nucleoside analogues. It decreases the amount of Hepatitis C virus in the body by blocking its growth, resulting in less liver damage and improved liver function

    Q.

    What are the severe side effects of ribavirin?
    Ribavirin may cause anemia that can worsen any heart problems and can cause a heart attack that can be life-threatening. Call your doctor immediately in case you experience excessive tiredness, pale skin, headache, dizziness, confusion, fast heartbeat, weakness, shortness of breath, or chest pain.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)