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Product Details
Generic Name: Ribavirin
Brand Name: Copegus
Copegus is an antiviral medicine that must be used together with interferon alfa product like Intron A, Pegasys, Sylatron or Peglntron for curing chronic hepatitis C. Also known as Ribavirin, Ribasphere, Rebetol, Virazole and Vilona, it is an antiviral medicine indicated for hepatitis C infection, severe RSV infection and other viral diseases. The tablets contain active ingredient Ribavirin that’s a kind of drug known as nucleoside analogue. Hepatitis C is a virus, which infects the liver and leads to liver damage.
Doses of Copegus:
  • You can take Copegus as recommended by your doctor; don’t take in smaller or larger amounts or for longer than prescribed.
  • It isn’t effective while used alone for curing hepatitis C and must be used together with interferon alfa product for curing this disease.
  • Ribavirin can be taken with food; and the liquid form must be measured with a special dose measuring cup or spoon.
  • Drink good amount of liquids while using Copegus to keep from getting dehydrated, particularly in hot weather or during exercise.
  • You can take the missed dose as soon as you remember; however don’t take extra dose to make the missed one.
  • Get medical help, in case of overdose; symptoms include easy bleeding or bruising, general ill feeling, urinating less than usual, pain spreading to shoulder or arm, heavy feeling or chest pain.
  • The liquid form must be stored in a refrigerator; store capsules and tablets at room temperature away from light, heat and moisture.