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Ribavirin (By mouth)

Ribavirin (rye-ba-VYE-rin)

Treats hepatitis C.

Brand Name(s):

Copegus, Moderiba, Moderiba 1000 Dose Pack, Moderiba 1200 Dose Pack, Moderiba 600 Dose Pack, Moderiba 800 Dose Pack, Rebetol, RibaTab, Ribasphere, Ribasphere RibaPak, Ribavirin

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to ribavirin, if you or your partner is pregnant, or you have autoimmune hepatitis or a blood disorder, such as sickle cell anemia or thalassemia major.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Liquid, Tablet

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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