Ribavirin is used in combination with other antiviral medications (such as interferon, sofosbuvir) to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis c, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis c infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer.
Ribavirin works by reducing the amount of hepatitis c virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.It Is not known if this treatment can prevent you from passing the virus to others. Ribavirin is an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis c infection. This medicine should be used in combination with an interferon medication such as peginterferon.
Nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, trouble sleeping, cough, low appetite, weight loss or gain, dry skin, or changes in taste/hearing may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.