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1205205 tn?1272398083 Hi All- I know this may sound dumb, but my niece threw my bottle of Ribavirin Capsules against the wall (She was mad at her mom- and grabbed the first thing in sight- which happened to be my brand new bottle). I opened the bottle immediately after to see if there was any damage. All the capsules seem intact, however, would there be any damage to the medicine itself? I looked it up online, and they said never to "open, break, or chew on capsules.
Avatar f tn my son was taking godex capsules 4 2caps 2xaday which is supposed to be for 2mos. to take but for financial problem my son did not continue his medication. and i would like to ask if he can continue his medicine continously any time? thank u and god bless !
Avatar m tn The only difference is my treatment is that for the last 2 weeks I switched to a differenr Ribavirin brand. First 40 weeks I took Ribasphere (Ribavirin Capsules) made by DSM Pharmaceuticals, Greenville, NC The label indicates that each capsule contains Ribavirin, USP - 200mg For the last two weeks I started to take Ribavirin Tablets, made by Sandoz, Princeton, NJ Each film -coated tablet contains :Ribavirin 200 mg My question: Could it possibly be any difference between the two?
Avatar m tn I agree with Hector, no problem... "Proper storage of ribavirin capsules: Store ribavirin capsules at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep ribavirin capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets. http://www.drugs.com/cdi/ribavirin-capsules.
Avatar m tn Decided to start treatment next week though, bygetting interferon shot every Friday, and I am travelling this Saturday. I have only noticed that Ribavirin capsules that pharmacy gave me for 3 months have expiry of October 2014. If I start taking drugs on 15 August, it means 3 packs of Ribavirin will become expired during my treatment, as I will take them till November 15. Should I request pharmacy to change portion of packs?
Avatar n tn If they have, they'll probably describe the packaging. If all that checks, and yours are 200 mg Ribavirin, don't worry about it. I hope it's less expensive! Rebetol capsules (SP) have been going for about $10 each, and Copegus (Hoffmann La Roche) for about $6.75; Fischer Pharmacy has been able to sell Ribavirin for around $1.25 per pill. Obviously competition is good for prices.
Avatar f tn Warnings and Precautions Pregnancy Ribavirin Capsules may cause birth defects and death of the unborn child. Ribavirin therapy should not be started until a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to planned initiation of therapy. Patients should use at least two forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during treatment and during the 6-month period after treatment has been stopped.
Avatar m tn http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1804105/ The above study also indicates that lean body weight has an impact on levels in the blood. I'm in my first week of triple tx with Incivek so my morning dose of RBV is taken with the fatty meal for that. It's the evening dose that I am not taking with a fatty snack because of the difference in the 8 hour /12 hour dosing schedule.
Avatar m tn .The package insert simply says take with food , no designation as to how much or what, follow the link to see more on the subject. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Starting-Week-12-on-INC---THEN-WHAT-/show/1637168 .
476246 tn?1418874514 I planning to take my morning ribavirin with my breakfast with a chunk of cheese. I am also taking krill oil, which one is supposed to take with the first meal. My question is if it is okay to take either krill oil or fish oil at the same time as the riba?
2030686 tn?1351692148 Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store ribavirin tablets and capsules at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Store ribavirin oral solution in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Avatar f tn Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store ribavirin tablets and capsules at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Store ribavirin oral solution in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Avatar n tn i just gor a ribavirin refill and they are blue! oval tablets. my last sub. , they were white clear filled capsules. did my mail order pharmacist make an error?
Avatar f tn Last week blood test hemoglobin is at 8.7. My doctor just reduced Ribavirin from 1000mg daily to 800mg daily for the reason that my hemoglobin is going down. Blood work again in two weeks and he will see me after the blood test results. He told me he might stop the treatment is the hemoglobin continues to low. He will make that decision in the next visit after seen the results of the blood test he ordered.
Avatar n tn Hey! I missed 2 capsules when I was on tx...and I don't know when I forgot to take them!!! As I found them in my robe pocket...after I had finished tx!!!!! And BTW my dr. told me when hubby and I were "given" a free trip to Myrtle Beach SC by his sister...my dr. said I could go w/o my riba when we were on vacation.....but I didn't...I wanted to do 100% of my tx so I would know I had given it my "best"!!!!! But hey...it didn't work anyways...LOL because I relapsed!!!!
Avatar n tn She wrote me a my first prescription for a one month supply of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and another for a one month supply of Rebetol (ribavirin). This question regards the cost of these meds. Please let me know if the amounts I paid are in line with what y'all are paying. I filled the prescriptions at the pharmacy of the University Hospital here in Seattle. My experience is that they generally have the best prices on meds in the area.
233616 tn?1312790796 In comparison with corresponding plasma values of ribavirin following a high-purine meal, Cmax, AUC0-144 and AUC0-∞ of ribavirin following a low-purine meal were 136% (90% confidence internal [CI]: 120%-155%), 134% (90% CI: 118%-153%), and 139% (90% CI: 120%-159%), respectively. This study indicates that dietary purines have an effect on ribavirin absorption. Dosage regimens of ribavirin might need to be adjusted according to the purine content of the meal.
Avatar f tn Has anyone found any new info on the “high fat food taken with ribavirin” issue? All I keep finding are supposed "sources" that usually lead back to the same study, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1804105/ and they are repeating or "gleaning" the same inconclusive data from this one study. Maybe someone knows of a newer study with a professional abstract that was approved for publication?
135456 tn?1301441224 I've had riba made by several different manufacturers. In fact, the next bottle are white, not pink, pills. But I've had different capsules too. It doesn't seem to matter, I relapsed the first time. Hey, wait a second!
Avatar m tn Patients with Cirrhosis Patients with compensated cirrhosis should receive 4 weeks peginterferon alfa and ribavirin followed by 44 weeks VICTRELIS 800 mg (four 200-mg capsules) three times daily (every 7-9 hours) in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/v/victrelis/victrelis_pi.
Avatar m tn Holy cow AD, that is superb! So so happy for you and really excited as I'm sure you are. Hey ya know you can do a mini happy dance. There is reason to celebrate! Yep yep! Sounds like you are doing well on the Tx, that's so awesome. Can't wait to hear about your upcoming progress. Keep sharing as its so nice to hear positive results on forum, gives us all hope! You take care and you are going to need to sharpen that sword when you kick the dragons butt on the next labs.
Avatar m tn A couple days and a dozen calls later I found out that a generic ribavirin named Ribasphere from Par/3Rivers was approved for distribution and delivery starting on 12/5/05. This event, along with the nature of my pharmacy coverage which caps costs of brand name drugs when there is NO generic, led to some anxious moments. The pharmacy ran the new generic and the old, lower co-pay appeared. After clearing the change with my doc, the order went through.
1669790 tn?1333666195 The data shows that similar sustained virologic response (SVR) rates were achieved regardless of ribavirin dose reduction, including dose reduction to ≤ 600mg/day in a telaprevir-based treatment regimen for both treatment naïve and previously treated genotype-1 chronic HCV patients.[1] http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/incivo-telaprevir-svr-rates-unaffected-by-ribavirin-dose-reduction-in-treatment-naive-and-previously-treated-patients-with-genotype-1-chronic-hcv-147925655.
Avatar m tn Although a standard meal did not affect ribavirin bioavailability (F1), administration of ribavirin with a high-fat meal increased bioavailability by 46% relative to the fasting state. A high-fat meal prolonged the duration of the zero-order input part of the absorption model, with D1 increasing from 0.498 h (fasting and standard meal) to 0.740 h. The type of meal also influenced the first-order input part of the absorption model (Table 1).
Avatar m tn Just Started Pegasys injections with 600mg of Ribavirin everyday can't sleep very well wake upearly all the time anyone experience this at all?
Avatar n tn 5ml peg intron 2003 exp date and approx 100 ribavirin capsules. The peg is sealed so I would imagine there is no problem, Riba capsules are in open bottle so may be there is a prolem with them.
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Avatar m tn He gave me script for ribasphere 200mg capsules (400 in am). And of course continue to take the blue pill in PM. I know that ribavirin is ribavirin. But anyone have any thoughts on this? I'm not sure why he didn't just write script for 1000mg ribapack.
2024274 tn?1332960026 Ribavirin Capsules Dosage and Administration Under no circumstances should Ribavirin Capsules be opened, crushed, or broken. Ribavirin Capsules should be taken with food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. Ribavirin Capsules should not be used in patients with creatinine clearance <50 mL/min. http://www.drugs.com/pro/ribavirin-capsules.