What is Ribavirin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Copegus Rebetol Ribasphere

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Ribavirin, an antiviral, is used to treat severe lower respiratory syncytial virus with underlying conditions such as prematurity, chronic lung conditions, congenital heart disease, immunodeficiency, immunosuppression, and recent transplant recipients; in combination with interferon alfa 2b in Hep C

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 2
Mild 7
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ribavirin

Side effect Patients
Anemia 3
Decreased appetite 3
Depressed mood 2
Fatigue 2
Itching 2
Bipolar manic episodes 1

Show all 35 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ribavirin

Dosage Patients
1,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ribavirin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 12
Doctor's advice 11
Side effects too severe 10
Did not seem to work 9
See all 26 patients who've stopped taking Ribavirin

Duration

Currently taking Ribavirin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Ribavirin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ribavirin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ribavirin.