WHAT IS RIBAVIN 200 MG CAPSULES ?
Ribavin is an antiviral that belongs to a class of medications called nucleoside analogues. It inhibits an enzyme RNA polymerase which is essential for viral replication and thus decreases the amount of Hepatitis C virus in the body thereby resulting in less liver damage and improved liver function.
WHAT IS THE USE OF RIBAVIN 200 MG CAPSULES ?
Ribavirin 200 mg is an antiviral medication. This medicine must be used together with an interferon alfa product to treat chronic Hepatitis C viral infection that damages the liver.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS OF RIBAVIN 200 MG CAPSULES ?
nausea, flu-like symptoms, tiredness; fever, chills or shaking; headache; mood changes, feeling irritable; muscle pain; or stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite.
Call your doctor at once if you have :
problems with your vision; severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; stabbing chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath; severe depression, thoughts about suicide, or thoughts about hurting someone else; signs of serious anemia–pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness; or other signs of low blood cell counts–fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, swollen gums, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, feeling light-headed.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.