Information about Ribavirin

Ribavirin Uses

Ribavirin is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is used in combination with interferon.

How Ribavirin works

Ribavirin is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Common side effects of Ribavirin

Headache, Muscle pain, Weakness, Fatigue, Fever
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Frequently asked questions for 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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