Ribavirin

Things You Should Know About Rebetol

Your doctor may recommend a pregnancy test to confirm you are not pregnant before taking Rebetol or before your husband has started taking Rebetol. At least two forms of birth control should be used during treatment and for at least 6 months after Rebetol therapy has ended.You may need to have your blood, liver, vision, and thyroid checked regularly during treatment. Rebetol 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.

Possible Side Effects of Rebetol

  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in weight

Rebetol or the generic Ribavirin is prescribed to be taken along with interferon alfa-2b injections as a combined therapy for treating chronic hepatitis C in people with compensated liver disease and who haven’t received prior alpha interferon therapy or they have relapsed following successful therapy. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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