Ribavirin rebetol

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Avatar f tn Copegus and Rebetol are the same, they are brand names for the generic drug ribavirin, either one will be fine.
Avatar f tn Am I the only one on here taking 1,200 mgs of ribavirin, who is going thru Triple Tx? I keep noticing people mentioning lower dosages. I have heard of smaller people taking less, and I am 5'9'', 160 pounds, but I think my Doctor is prescribing this same amount for most of the people in my home group, that I've talked to.
Avatar f tn My understanding is the active ingredient of each is the same, but just a different brand name by different manufacturer. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think you knew, but for clarification, I was referring to Ribavirin, not interferon. There are difference between Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2a). http://www.natap.org/2008/EASL/EASL_86.htm http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn You want to make sure you get the serum level of ribavirin built up in your blood especially during the first weeks of treatment so try take the ribavirin with your morning and evening meals which is a good reminder to take it as well as ensuring maximum absorption.
Avatar m tn However, my kidney function is insufficient - better than 50%, but not by much. Ribavirin will be necessary with sofosbuvir alone, and it might be necessary even with sofosbuvir/gs-5885, or a similar combo. Does anyone know how harsh ribavirin is on the kidneys? I have tried to do research, but most of what I come up with involves ribavirin AND interferon. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn This month I filled my second prescription for ribavirin. This prescription was filled with generic Rebetol at a cost of $90 for the same quantity. This was a very pleasant surprise. Can anyone comment on the efficacy of the generic vs the non-generic ribavirin?
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 I'm on 1200 mg of ribavirin daily (along with interferon), at 17 weeks of treatment. When I started treatment, my Hgb was well over 13, then fell into the 12s, then 11s, then 10s, back into the 11s, back down to the 10s. The labs I had drawn yesterday show Hgb at 9.8. I weigh about 115 lbs (52 kg). According to weight-based guidelines, only 1000 mg (or even 800) of ribavirin would be recommended for someone my size.
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 .
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 How to decide to do interferon/ribavirin? I am having a great deal of ambivalence about beginning this treatment. And a lot of fear. The docs think I should go ahead -- I've probably had Hep C for close to 30 years (I'm 46) from one incident of "we have to try everything once" injecting heroin. I've been diagnosed for 5 years, genotype 2B with a biopsy five years ago grade 1 stage 0. I have quite a bit of fatigue and have struggled (under control at this time) with clinical depression.
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.
29837 tn?1414538248 Ribavirin has been around since about 1997-1998, I was in the tail end of the clinical trials for Ribavirin (Rebetol) beginning in 1997 and ending the trial when it was FDA approved in 1998. That was TX #1 for me. At that time, there was never any mention of the fat thing. Nor was the fat thing mentioned for my next 3-4 TX's. I've only heard of the fat thing come up during the course of like the last 6 yrs.
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 thought ribavirin was the actual name of the product and that Rebetol and (the other company's version) were those company's names given to ribavirin. Corn-fuse-ed !! ??
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.
135456 tn?1301441224 The bioavailability of ribavirin 600 mg was decreased by ... Ribavirin (Rebetol) is a synthetic nucleoside analogue which has shown in vitro ... www.emea.eu.int/humandocs/ PDFs/EPAR/Rebetol/H-246-PI-en.
Avatar n tn four years ago i took interferon and ribavirin for a year with no good results. six weeks ago i started gamma interferon with rebetol. so far no side effects except some shortness of breath the second week but now no problems. after the second week my ast and alt were both down to within normal range. at starting six weeks ago my pcr was just under 3 million. at eight weeks it will be tested again so am hoping for some good news for a change.
Avatar n tn I am curious how many rebetol caps are most people taking. The insert in the Peg package says to take 800 mg per day but I am taking 1200 mg. (3 morning and 3 night). I weigh 79 kg, (170#) How much Ribavirin are you taking? Anyone have concerns that in the package insert it says that Ribavirin MAY be a carcinogen? What's with that?
Avatar n tn I was wondering whether anyone had received cautions from their physician about possible carcinogeneic effects of ribavirin. The Roche/Rebetol docs do note that it is mutagenenic and "should be considered a potential carcinogen" and recent research on its effectiveness against hcv indicates that at least one of the mechanisms is via mutagenesis ("Ribavirin's antiviral mechanism of action:lethal mutagenesis?", J. Mol. Med 80:86, 2002 on pubmed).
Avatar n tn My treatment nurse set me up on the program with Pegassist (Genentech Pegasys system): 1-888-941-3331 Peginterferon and Ribaviron Commitment to Care (Merck PEG-Intron system): 1-866-363-6379, opt 1 Hope that helps.
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 n tn DRUG PRICE COMPARISON (Figures obtained for commonly used doses, April 17, 2002) Average Wholesale Price (AWP) Category/Type Brand per month ($) per year ($) HCV Nucleoside Analogue ribavirin (800/1200mg) (compounded) 150/ 225 1,800/ 2,700 ribavirin (1200mg) Rebetol (in Rebetron kits) 1,267 15,204 ribavirin (800/1200mg) Rebetol (separate)1,177 / 1,765 14,125/21,188 HCV Immune Modulators interferon
Avatar f tn Ribavirin Capsules , 200 mg Generic for Rebetol® . 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.
Avatar m tn I am very sorry that you are in this situation. According to the information about Ribavirin, getting pregnant must be avoided in women taking the drug and if their male partners are taking the drug. Exposure to the drug, regardless of how the exposure takes place, (woman taking the drug, partner taking the drug) can result in severe fetal defects. His doctor should have discussed this with both of you and both you and he should be using precautions to avoid pregnancy.
Avatar m tn Among subjects with detectable HCV-RNA at TW8 who had attained undetectable HCV-RNA at TW24 and completed at least 28 weeks of treatment, the SVR rates were 66% (45/68) in VICTRELIS-RGT arm (4 weeks of PegIntron and REBETOL then 24 weeks of VICTRELIS with PegIntron and REBETOL followed by 20 weeks of PegIntron and REBETOL alone) and 75% (55/73) in VICTRELIS-PR48 arms (4 weeks of PegIntron and REBETOL then 44 weeks of VICTRELIS with PegIntron and REBETOL).