A member asked:

How exactly do interferon alpha2a and ribavirin work to kill the hcv virus?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Mechanism of action: Interferon Alpha 2a is a protein similar to infection fighting proteins released by white blood cells. Ribavirin is a prodrug that resembles purine RNA nucleotides. Therefore, Ribavirin interferes with the RNA replication of the hcv.

Answered 7/1/2014



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