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Ribavirin is given orally to treat hepatitis C. The pills are taken twice dailyIt is used in combination with with interferon alfa.

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• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.

• This medicine must be used with interferon alfa for treatment of hepatitis C.

Oral:

• Take capsule or solution with or without food but be consistent. Always take with food or always take on an empty stomach.

• When capsules are used in combination with peginterferon alfa-2b, take with food.

• Swallow capsule whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

• Take tablet with food.

• A liquid (solution) is available if you cannot swallow pills.

• Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine is given.

Inhalation:

• You will inhale this medicine through your mouth. What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

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As an antiviral agent, Ribavirin works to injure the virus and fight the infection.

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Ribavirin is given to treat hepatitis C. It is used in combination with with interferon alfa.

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As an antiviral agent, Ribavirin works to injure the virus and fight the infection.

... (more)