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Dr. Erik Voogd
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Ribavirin (Definition)

Ribavirin is an antiparasite agent which is a kind ...Read more


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Will valerian root cause react badly with peginterferon alfa 2a and ribavirin for hep c?

No...: Herbal remedies e.g. Valerian root, silymarin will probably not interfere with conventional antiviral treatment of hepatitis c - no studies i'm aware of. Conversely, there are no studies taking them will do any good - so you may want to save your money. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking the medications ribavirin and peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b)?

Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking the medications ribavirin and peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b)?

Not recommended: Ribavirin must be used together with a Peg-Intron to treat chronic hepatitis C. Do not drink alcohol while taking ribavirin. Alcohol can increase the risk of damage to your liver. Hope it makes sense? ...Read more

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Can ribavirin cause side effects?

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. ...Read more

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What is the normal dose of ribavirin for hepatitis?

What is the normal dose of ribavirin for hepatitis?

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 being treated, whether or not the person treated also has hiv, and whether or not the patient weighs less than 75kg (165 lb). The dose can range from 400mg twice daily to 600mg twice daily. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/rebetol-side-effects.html

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How does ribavirin work?

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 inside the body. It is a prodrug, which when metabolized, interferes with viral replication. ...Read more

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Who should not use Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): See the many contraindications at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=04d2b6f4-bd9b-4871-9527-92c81aa2d4d0

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What happens when I overdose on ribavirin?

What happens when I overdose on ribavirin?

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 Control Center 18002823171 in the USA to see if you should worry or go to the emergency room? If this happened recently in matter of few hours try to vomit them. ...Read more

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What are the most common uses of ribavirin?

What are the most common uses of ribavirin?

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 respiratory syncytial virus in infants and children. ...Read more

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What is the drug virazole used for? (ribavirin-inhalation)

RSV: The inhaled form of Ribavirin is used to treat respiratory syncytial virus in infants and children with lower respiratory tract (lung) infection from this infection, particularly if immunocompromised (poor immune system from chemotherapy, hiv, bone marrow problem or other). ...Read more

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I just started receiving interferon/ribavirin, can the side effects come on gradually?

I just started receiving interferon/ribavirin, can the side effects come on gradually?

Yes: The side effects, especially anemia, can come on gradually and can get worse with continued use. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Voogd
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Virazole (Definition)

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Rebetol (Definition)

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