A 42-year-old member asked:
how exactly do interferon alpha2a and ribavirin work to kill the hcv virus?
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Dr. Gregory Seagraves answered
16 years experience Pharmacology
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 on Jul 1, 2014
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