Ribavirin is used together an interferon medication such as peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys] or peginterferon alpha-2b [PEG-Intron]) in the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) .
How it Works
Ribavirin is an antiviral medication in the class of nucleoside analogues. Ribavirin works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Ribavirin may suffer from such side effects; Vertigo, Fatigue or weakness, Reduction in appetite, Soreness in the muscles, Pain occurring in the stomach