Ribavirin generic

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476246 tn?1418874514 I know I'm posting terribly much today, but my brain is hyperactive and quite clear today, so I'm trying to use it while it lasts. Dosage Ribavirin 1000mg Considering that I have read that the sx of Riba can be agitating and might make it difficult for you to sleep, would it make sense to take it. Deb_c430 mentions on another thread, if I may quote, that if she takes her riba to late it does cause more agitation and sleeplessness.
Avatar m tn I just realized that the Ribavirin I take is generic (mad by TEVA) Is there a difference between this and the "real" one? Should I ask the pharmacy to refill with the brand name next time, instead of the generic one?
Avatar n tn I use Priority Healthcare and they sent me the generic Sandoz Ribavirin also. Today was my 3rd day on these. Everything seems okay with it but I would have rather stayed with the brand name. I'm waiting for this rx refill to hit my insurance so I can check the difference in cost.
2114467 tn?1358213856 The pharmacist gave me a different brand of generic ribavirin and pointed that out. I may be wrong but I thought I read or heard that one should stick w/ the same generic brand. Anyone know?
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 Has anyone heard anything about the new riba? There apparently is another generic ribavirin from Tiva made in Israel that was approved on the same day. Also, I heard that Ribasphere will soon be available in 200, 400 and 600 mg caps, though my pharmacy said that only the 200s are available now. Fewer pills sounds good to me!
135456 tn?1301441224 What I mean is that I have taken the generic and the non-generic and have found the difference to be profound. The generic version does not give me the same feeling of hyperactivity as does the name brand version. This is troubling to me because what if I'm taking an inferior version and what are the cosequences of this? Anyone here have SVR with the generic form?
Avatar n tn Brand name and Generic, are the same drug and strength.
979080 tn?1323437239 I noticed that brand Riba comes in caps and generic mostly in tabs. So far I am getting generic tabs but I am now asking for caps because I think they are easier on the stomach (have gastritis). Has anybody taken both and noticed any difference ? Caps usually dissolve easier .
Avatar n tn GENERIC NAME: ribavirin BRAND NAME: Rebetol, Copegus If you were charged for brand and recieved generic, call the pharmacy and have them credit your next shipment, instead of cutting you a check for the difference. I take the Ribapak-- Here is what the Ribapak looks like: http://www.ribapak.com/ If you take more than 800mg per day, you should receive a bottle of pills, not the pack.
Avatar f tn //www.medicinenet.com/ribavirin/article.htm GENERIC NAME: ribavirin BRAND NAME: Rebetol, Copegus DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which are critical to the survival and multiplication of the virus.
Avatar n tn This leads to my next question, any experinces, comments on generic vs name brand? No generic for pegasys, but the Ribavirin (copegus) is listed in generic form that is a level 3 $50 copay vs 25% of $1132.
Avatar n tn I'm on week 32 of triple with Victrellis. This weekend I took my ribavirin 600mg twice in a 30 minute period. I admit this is not the first time I have done this. But this time I feel like I have a lead over coat on and every joint in body hurts, stomach cramps..just feel like awful. I skipped my next dose and have reduced 2 subsequent doses to 400 mg each. Any comments?
Avatar m tn My concern with the antacids is that they might intefere with ribavirin absorption. Very little in the literature conclusive one way or the other. Wondering if any of you also take antacids and if you take them right after meals with your riba, or if you try to time the antacids a few hours before or after the riba.
Avatar m tn Many of us have treated with the Sol/Riba (or sofosbuvir and Ribavirin - which has several generic names), you will get lots of information. This is a wonderful, knowledgeable, caring Forum. Again, welcome to the Forum.
Avatar m tn I have been thinking about the Ribavirin we have been ingesting over the many months of treatment and Who has had the Brand products and Who has had the Generic brands? I had taken the generic brand Zydus for the first 9 months of treatment which had changed from a capsule form to a pill form and the last 3 months with Sandoz in a pill form. It would be interesting to see who has been taking what over the course of treatment. 1.
92903 tn?1309908311 I thought it would be informative to have a thread for discussing the merits and issues of generic ribavirin.
Avatar n tn Also, I did not know about the availability of a generic version of ribavirin, which is significantly less expensive than the branded version. That information alone will save me about $500 a month. Thanks very much for the heads up!
135456 tn?1301441224 com/ the best treatment available has the possibilities/disclaimer of affecting/destroying/damaging many other systems inside the body. COPEGUSĀ® (Ribavirin, USP), which you also may have heard of by its generic name, ribavirin, is a medication that is used in combination with PEGASYS to help fight the hepatitis C virus. COPEGUS is taken in the form of several tablets every day. Although COPEGUS cannot fight hepatitis C on its own, studies have shown that it does help PEGASYS work better.
Avatar m tn <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/newsRev/2006/NewsRev-137.html#5">Increased Risk of Hospital Mortality in Patients with Hep C</a> <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/newsRev/2006/NewsRev-137.html#6">Hep C Therapy with Interferon Alfa-2a and Ribavirin Is Safe in Practice</a> <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/newsRev/2006/NewsRev-137.
Avatar f tn I'm on my 4th day of Peginterferon + Ribavirin. I'm having the depression side effect and my brain keeps going on pause mode with out notice . I read the side effects for Lexapro. Sounds to me like the Lexapro will enhance the side effects of the HCV treatment and maybe out weigh the benifits ? How bad dose the depression have to be before I take a chance on the possible benifits of lowering my depression . Will the Lexapro help with the Brain pause side effects as well?
Avatar n tn Just a couple of things - Copegus, Rebetol, and Virazole are brand names for the generic drug, ribavirin. (In Canada, it's only Virazole.) As best I understand it, the microscopic results indicate 1. Some scar tissue is forming [ fibrosis . . . presence of portal fibrosis with focal bridging fibrosis ]; 2. Decreased flow through the veins, and arteries, causing the system to create alternate routes inside and outside the liver [ mild bile ductular proliferation . . .
Avatar n tn Her medicare ins. now gives only generic and my fathers VA is generic and comes in from Canada. My first cousin is also, in pharmacuticals has for over 25 years; just spoke with her and says you will get the same everything, including the sides. Hope this helps. Just repeating knowledge that was given to me regarding generics; from people in the field of pharmacuticals. I would not panic myself over the switch. If it will make you feel better, call your doctor to confirm that it is okay.
Avatar n tn I did my first shot of peginterferon last nite and got the chills and shaking for a bit...is it normal? A littel fever too. Today I'm taking my first Ribavirin...should I expect to get flu like symptoms too? Thanks so much!
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 f tn Ribasphere Generic Name: ribavirin (oral) (rye ba VYE rin) Brand Names: Copegus, Rebetol, RibaPak, Ribasphere, RibaTab http://www.drugs.com/ribasphere.
Avatar f tn Ribavirin is the generic name of the drug, and it's branded as Rebetol or Copegus by the makers of different interferons. It's identical stuff.
Avatar f tn Ribavirin Capsules , 200 mg Generic for RebetolĀ® . White to off White granular powder filled in size '0' hard gelatin capsules with white colored cap printed with "ZA-12" in black ink & white colored body printed with "200mg" in black ink. "Ribavirin is Ribavirin". This generic is manufactured by Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.and there is no difference.