RIBAVIRIN SOLUTION - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Rebetol
Phonetic Pronunciation: (rye-buh-VYE-rin)
Information last revised May 2010
What does RIBAVIRIN SOLUTION - ORAL look like?
REBETOL 40 mg/mL Oral Soln
This medication is an antiviral used in combination with interferon to treat ongoing hepatitis C. Long-term hepatitis C infection causes liver swelling that can lead to serious liver conditions such as scarring, cancer, and organ failure. Ribavirin works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover. However, this drug is not a cure for hepatitis C infection, and it does not prevent the spread of Hepatitis C to others through sexual contact or blood contamination (e.g., sharing used needles).
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