Ribavin (Ribavirin Capsules)
Ribavin (Ribavirin Capsules) is an antiviral medication.Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin) must be used together with an interferon alfa product (such as PegIntron or Intron A) to treat chronic hepatitis C.Generic Ribavin (Ribavirin Capsules) may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Ribavin (Ribavirin Capsules) is not effective when used alone to treat hepatitis C. It must be used together with an interferon alfa product (such as Peg-Intron or Intron A) to treat chronic hepatitis C. You should not take Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin) if you are allergic to ribavirin, or if you have severe liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, a hemoglobin disorder (anemia, thalassemia, and others), if you are also taking didanosine (Videx), or if you are pregnant woman, or a man whose female sexual partner is pregnant.Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin) can cause birth defects or death in an unborn baby. If you are a woman, do not take ribavirin if you are pregnant. If you are a man, do not take ribavirin if your female sexual partner is pregnant. An unborn baby could also be harmed if a man fathers the child while he is taking Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin).Use at least two effective forms of birth control while either sexual partner is taking Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin), and for at least 6 months after treatment ends. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is taking Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin).Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin) may decrease the number of red blood cells in your body. This is called anemia and it can be life-threatening in people who have heart disease or circulation problems. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your vision, liver function, and thyroid function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly. Call your doctor at once if you have pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion, chest pain, weakness, or trouble breathing.
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.
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