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Ribavirin uses and side effect

Indication

Bronchitis, Metastatic melanoma, Metastatic melanoma, Pneumonia, Rsv infection, Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus.

Contra Indication

Hypersensitivity. Pregnancy. Unstable cardiac disease, haemoglobinopathies. Severe hepatic impairment or decompensated.

Caution

Patients with extensive hepatic fibrosis, renal impairment, anaemias. Monitor CBC at the start of, and regularly during treatment. Ensure contraception during treatment and for at least 6 mth after treatment cessation in women and female partners of male patients. Increased risk of fatal and nonfatal MI in patients with anaemia.

Side Effect

Increased serum bilirubin and uric acid, haemolytic anaemia, anorexia, dyspepsia, nausea, irritability, dyspnoea, pharyngitis, skin rashes, pruritus and headache, abdominal cramps, fatigue, metallic taste. Increased thirst, GI complaints, mood changes, insomnia.

Reference - Antibiotics & Antiinfectives

  • Amino Glycosides
  • Anthelmintics
  • Anti Bacterial
  • Anti Protozoal
  • Anti Fungal
  • Anti Leprotics
  • Anti Malarial
  • Anti Retroviral
  • Anti Tuberculosis
  • Anti Viral
  • Carbapenems
  • Cephalosporin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Glycylcyclines
  • Macrolides
  • Oxazolidinones
  • Penicillin
  • Quinolones
  • Sulphonamides
  • Tetracycline
Medicines containing Ribavirin

Pfizer LtdPfizer Ltd

Pfizer ltd stockists/Dealers in
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