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Ribavirin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Nucleoside Antiviral Copegus Adult

Ribavirin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ribavirin be used?

Ribavirin should be taken orally. Take with food.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take it as soon as you remember if it is within 8 hours of your usual time to take ribavirin. If it is after 8 hours, skip the dose for that day. Take your ribavirin at the usual time the next day. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What should I do if I overdose?

Ribavirin - Additional Information

​Significant teratogenic and/or embryocidal effects have been demonstrated. Not to be taken by pregnant women and male partners of women who are pregnant. Take care to avoid pregnancy during therapy and for 6 months after completion of treatment in both female patients and female partners of male patients on ribavirin therapy. At least 2 reliable forms of effective contraception must be utilized during this period.

  • Updated on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Article contributed by Singapore General Hospital

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