Generic Rebetol

Ribavirin

Ribavirin in capsule form

What is the essence of this drug?
This drug is one of anti-inflammatory medications. Most often, it is used in conjunction with Sofosbuvir for better results in the treatment of such diseases as Hepatitis C. Please note: despite the fact that the drug is an antiviral, it will not work for diseases such as colds or flu.

Information for specialist-consultant
Be sure to mention the following diseases:

  • cancer of any degree;
  • problems with blood circulation;
  • diabetes;
  • any drug dependence or addiction in the past;
  • heart problems;
  • history of disease / depression / susceptibility to stress;
  • general problems of the immune system;
  • kidney problems;
  • lung problems;
  • pregnancy;
  • lactation;
  • tendency to allergies.

Terms of use of tablets
Be sure to use the water to make it easier to take the drug. Take it after meal exclusively oral method, and follow the dosage and time of admission. Eliminate the risk of taking the drug at the wrong time. Do not abandon the scheme of medication even if you think you feel well. Do not miss out and do not delay the required sessions of treatment. Be sure to discuss with your doctor the possibility of using this medication by a child. If you for some reason have taken too many tablets, be sure to ask for help as soon as possible. It is important that these pills are taken only as directed; you cannot share the pills with other patients, no matter how similar their symptoms to yours are.

The risk to miss a dosage
If the period from the time of taking the medication is less than 24 hours, take a tablet later than appointed time. If it has been more than a day, consult your doctor before readmission; in any case, do not increase the dose by half.
What medicines can be taken together with this drug:

  • Lamivudine;
  • Abacavir;
  • Zidovudine;
  • Emtricitabine;
  • Didanosine and others.

The list is quite short and does not contain absolutely complete information on the subject. Be sure to consult with your doctor if the drug is to be taken with the other means, even if it’s just homeopathic remedies or herbal medicines. You should also take into account other factors impacting the body, such as: tobacco, alcohol and so on. This is necessary in order to avoid possible adverse effects.

Additional factors
Always try to be under constant supervision during treatment. The process may also require various tests to monitor the success of treatment. Be sure to tell the doctor about your health, not only when your condition has improved, but when it has become worse. It is important to remember that the impact of tablets on the child’s body, including the unborn (pregnancy) is not yet fully understood, so in the case of pregnancy or sudden onset, stop taking the medication. If you’re a man, also refrain from sexual intercourse for the purpose of having a child, because the medication can get into the woman’s body through ejaculation. Within six months after stopping treatment, you can keep trying to have a baby. It is recommended to use two variants of unwanted pregnancy control. Be sure to test before you start taking the drug. Discuss the possibility of pregnancy or her attempts with your doctor. Eliminate any, even light, alcohol, as it can adversely affect the body. In conjunction with the pills, alcohol can cause severe vomiting. Try to avoid driving. Be prepared for some side effects such as light fever, fatigue and dry mouth. Try to take care of the body and to eliminate sharp movements, especially if you have already reached old age. Always be prepared for the sensation of dry mouth and thirst, use plain water or sugar-free gum. Keep an eye on the state of the oral cavity, and always keep the mouth clean.

Side effects
The most common effects include skin rash, excessive sweating, stomach pain and disorders such as the diarrhea. Also, side effects can include vision problems, breathing and depressed mood. Less common are bleeding, fatigue, yellow skin and whites of the eyes.
Be sure to contact your doctor for monitoring the state of your body. There are also the most harmless side effects that do not require medical attention, including cough, feeling of hunger or thirst, increased urination, tingling.

Storage preparation
Always make sure that the medicine does not fall into the hands of children. The ideal temperature for storing the drugs: 15-30 C (59-86 F). Strictly follow the expiration date!

Package Price Per pill Savings Order
200mg x 12 tablet $119.95 $10.00
200mg x 20 tablet $189.95 $9.50 $9.97
200mg x 32 tablet $299.95 $9.37 $19.92
200mg x 40 tablet $339.95 $8.50 $59.88
200mg x 52 tablet $409.95 $7.88 $109.83