Ribavirin is used with other antiviral medicine like harvoni and sovaldi to treat chronic hepatitis C a liver viral infection.
If you do not treat early for hepatitis c then this may lead to a serious cause like liver cancer or cirrhosis.
Ribavirin help you to reduce the hepatitis c virus in your body and recover your liver.
How To Use Ribavirin
Read the medication guide provided buy your pharmacist with ribavirin. If you have any query then ask your doctor or health care provider. Read also medicine guide of other antiviral medicine which you want to take with ribavirin.
Take this medicine according to direct by your doctor. usually, take daily twice with food.
your age, weight, medical condition, and response to treatment are based for your treatment.
If the medicine comes with dosing pack than follow are direction write in dosing form unless your doctor advises you otherwise.
Continue to take ribavirin and other antiviral medicine for a full length of time even your diseases is a cure. If you stop to take drugs to early in this may result in the return of the infection
Side Effect Of Ribavirin
Below is list of side effect of ribavirin
- stomach upset
- blurred vision
- trouble sleeping
- low appetite
- weight loss or gain
- dry skin
- changes in taste/hearing may occur.
If you feel any of above side effect than please contact your pharmacist immediately
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because she or he knows that benefit for you of this medication is greater than a side effect. Many people have do not serious side effect who use this medication
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any serious side effect including,
- unusual tiredness/weakness
- fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat
- muscle/joint pain
- vision changes
- easy bruising/bleeding, dark urine
- yellowing of eyes/skin.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effect including:
- chest pain
- jaw/left arm pain
- stomach/lower back pain
- black/bloody stools
A very rare serious side effect to have this medication.
Get medical help right away if you have any allergic reaction including:
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- severe dizziness
This may be not a complete list of side effect. If you have any serious side effect than contact your doctor right away.