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Ribavin 200mg Capsule

Lupin Ltd

Composition for Ribavin 200mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
4 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Ribavin Capsule


Uses of Ribavin Capsule

Ribavin 200mg Capsule is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
It is used in combination with interferon.

Ribavin Capsule side effects


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


How to use Ribavin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ribavin 200mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Ribavin Capsule works

Ribavin 200mg Capsule is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Ribavin Capsule

Expert advice for Ribavin Capsule

  • 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 Ribavin. 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 Ribavin 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Ribavin Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Ribavin Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ribavin 200mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Ribavin 200mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ribavin 200mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Ribavin 200mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ribavin 200mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Ribavin 200mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Ribavin
200mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Entarica 0.5mg Tablet, Tenarica 300mg Tablet, Frithvir 0.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ribavirin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Frequently asked questions about Ribavin Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Ribavirin

Ribavin 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
Ribavin 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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