Generic Name - Ribavirin
Category - Antibiotic medication
Generic for Rebetol* is indicated to treat hepatitis C in combination with interferon alfa. Ribavarin (Generic for Rebetol*) is used in combination with an interferon alfa product to treat chronic hepatitis C in patients with compensated liver disease who have not previously been treated with alfa interferon or who have relapsed following alfa interferon therapy.
Generic for Rebetol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Rebetol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Rebetol* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart disease such as angina or history of a heart attack
High blood pressure
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Liver disease (other than hepatitis C)
Past interferon treatment for hepatitis C that did not work
Prior organ transplant
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Rebetol*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking the following.
- Zidovudine, ZDV.
Generic for Rebetol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericRebetol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Rebetol* for hepatitis C is 800 milligrams divided into 2 doses in combination with the interferon drug PEG-Intron.
Generic for Rebetol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Rebetol* side Effects include changes in your heart rate,
Coughing or wheezing, difficulty breathing and dizziness or light-headedness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Rebetol*.
Generic for Rebetol* and Pregnancy
Generic for Rebetol* is known to cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Hence, Generic for Rebetol* should not be used by women who are pregnant or by male partners of pregnant women.
Generic for Rebetol* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Rebetol* passes into breast milk. Because it may harm a nursing baby, breast-feeding is not recommended during treatment with Rebetol*.
Generic for Rebetol* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Rebetol* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Rebetol* and Geriatric
Side effects may be more likely to occur in people over the age of 65 treated with Generic for Rebetol*. A lower dose or special monitoring may be required in pediatric patients.
The above information about Generic for Rebetol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.