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

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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