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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience 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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Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Don't know: it it not clear how it works. weak on own, it works synergistically with other meds
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Not Clear: Postulated Ribavirin’s roles in direct inhibition of hepatitis C viral replication, 1.inhibition of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase, 2. inducti ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) is used with an interferon med to treat hepatitis C.
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
It is used: to treat hepatitis C.Used with ribiviirom
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rebetol (ribavirin): See the many contraindications at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=04d2b6f4-bd9b-4871-9527-92c81aa2d4d0
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) = Ribavirin
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not dangerous, but: Ribavirin is often prescribed for the treatment of hepatitis c.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience 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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