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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ribavirin: Ribavirin is an antiviral medication used with interferon to treat hepatitis c. It works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) is used with an interferon med to treat hepatitis C.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Ribavirin: This nucleoside-analogue antiviral is used especially along with alpha-interferon in the treatment of hepatitis c. It's also been used for severe resp ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rebetol (ribavirin): See the many contraindications at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=04d2b6f4-bd9b-4871-9527-92c81aa2d4d0
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends upon doses: All medicines have a threshold to cause signs of intoxication. If you know how much you did take ( number of pills or milligrams.) call the Poison Con ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hepatitis C, RSV: It is approved for use (along with interferon) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C in adults and children. It is approved for use for treatment of r ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) = Ribavirin
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not dangerous, but: Ribavirin is often prescribed for the treatment of hepatitis c.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: The full list of side effects of Ribavirin is very long. A few of the most common side effects are anemia, fever and emotional lability.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Varies w interferon: When treating hepatitis C in adults, the dosing of Ribavirin depends on a few factors: which of the hepatitis C viruses (i.e. Which genotype) is bein ... Read More

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