Medicine Overview 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.
Headache, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Impaired concentration, Abdominal pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dizziness, Diarrhoea.
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.
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
Ribavin Capsule related warnings
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 lactation.
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.
If you miss a dose of Ribavin 200mg Capsule, 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
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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Taking Ribavin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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