RIBAVIRIN - INHALATION
Common Brand Name(s): Virazole
Phonetic Pronunciation: (rye-buh-VYE-rin)
Information last revised October 2010
This medication is an anti-viral drug used to treat infants and young children who have a severe lung infection caused by a certain virus (respiratory syncytial virus-RSV). Nearly all children become infected with this virus before they are 3 years old. Most cases are mild and do not require anti-viral drugs. This medication is used to treat severe RSV infections that need treatment in a hospital. Ribavirin for inhalation is not recommended for use in adults.
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