Main component of antiviral drug Rebetol is Ribavirin. It is used in
combination with interferon drugs Intron A or PEG-Intron to treat
chronic hepatitis C. Rebetol inhibits the replication of new virions,
selectively inhibits synthesis of viral RNA, it does not suppress
synthesis of RNA in a normal cells. Rebetol is the most effective
against: herpes simplex virus, virus of smallpox, influenza viruses A
and B, paramyxovirus (parainfluenza, mumps, Newcastle disease),
reovirus, oncogenic RNA viruses.
Rebetol Dosage and direction
Make sure you drink plenty of water while taking Rebetol, especially
with your first intakes of the medication. Treatment continues for
24-48 weeks. To treat hepatitis C take Rebetol orally with food and full
glass of water. Do not chew the tablet, swallow it whole. Recommended
dose of Rebetol is 1-1.2 g a day divided in two for morning and evening
Rebetol Rebetol buy - is may cause a significant risk of serious harm to
developing infants and abnormalities in a man's sperm, be very attentive
using contraception medications. At least two forms of birth control
during treatment and for six months afterwards are required.
Rebetol is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to the
components of Rebetol cost, in pregnant and breastfeedign women, in patients
with chronic heart failure, myocardial infarction, kidney or liver
failure, severe anemia, decompensated cirrhosis, autoimmune diseases,
incurable thyroid disease, severe depression with suicidal intentions,
children and adolescents under 18. Cautiousness should be exercised in
patients with decompensated diabetes mellitus, pulmonary embolism, heart
failure, thyroid disease (including hyperthyroidism), impaired
clotting, thrombophlebitis, myelosuppression, haemoglobinopathy
(thalassemia, sickle cell anemia), depression, suicidality (also in
Possible side effect
The most serious adverse reaction to Rebetol is anemia. Other side
effects include: blood disorders, fever, hair loss, depression, fatigue,
headache, insomnia, irritability, nausea, shortness of breath, joint or
muscle pain, weight loss. Notify your doctor immediately if you
experience any serious manifestation of the side effects listed above.
Rebetol Drug interaction
Concomitant use with other antiviral drugs such as zidovudine
(Retrovir), zalcitabine (Hivid) or stavudine (Zerit), may cause lactic
acidosis. Medications which contain Mg2+ É Al3+, and also simethicone
decrease absorption of Retrovir. Retrovir suppresses effects of
zidovudine. In the patients with HIV infection concomitant treatment
with Retrovir, zidovudine and stavudine leads to HIV viremia (a
condition where viruses get into the bloodstream and can affect the rest
of the body) and requires change of treatment.
Missed rebetol dose
Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of
the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the
medicine according to the schedule.
If you suppose that took too much of this medication seek immediate
medical attention. There is no information about adverse effects of
Rebetol Cost should be stored at room temperature between 2-8 C (36-46 F).
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