What is Interferon alfa-2b-ribavirin?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin combination pack is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients with compensated liver disease previously untreated with alpha interferon or who have relapsed after alpha interferon therapy.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Interferon alfa-2b-ribavirin

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Bleeding gums 1
Bleeding (hemorrhage) 1
Depressed mood 1
Exhaustion 1
Fatigue 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Interferon alfa-2b-ribavirin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Interferon alfa-2b-ribavirin


Stopped taking Interferon alfa-2b-ribavirin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Interferon alfa-2b-ribavirin.