The active ingredient, Ribavirin, is a purine nucleoside analog, which is active against several DNA and RNA viruses.
Ribavirin helps the immune system fight the virus,- and makes it harder for the virus to reproduce within the body.
Treatment of HCV genotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 is possible with Ribavin®, however Ribavin® monotherapy is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection and should not be used alone for this indication.
Ribavin® is available in:
- 200mg Min Dosage
Take Ribavin® with food.
The recommended dose and duration of Ribavin® ranges between 800mg to 1400mg/day depending on how much the patient weighs and the medicines that are used in combination.
- 800 mg/day: Take 2 Ribavin® 200 mg tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening.
- 1000 mg/day: Take 2 Ribavin® 200 mg tablets in the morning and 3 tablets in the evening.
- 1200 mg/day: Take 3 Ribavin® 200 mg tablets in the morning and 3 tablets in the evening.
- 1400 mg/day: Take 3 Ribavin® 200mg tablets in the morning and 4 tablets in the evening.
Missing a dose
If an overdose occurs and you are not feeling well, you should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.