Q1- What is Ribasure?
A- Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsule is an antiviral medication. It is used in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection. It should be taken with food.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules?
A- Store Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. Protect the medicine from direct heat, light, and moisture.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules?
A- Some of the common side effects of Ribasure are depression, mood changes, dark-colored urine, yellowing of the skin, excessive worry, bleeding, hives, swelling of the face, difficulty swallowing or breathing, cough, vomit, dry skin, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, difficulty concentrating, rash, etc. There can be other side effects also. Make sure to contact your healthcare professional to get the needed help.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Ribasure?
A- The active ingredient of Ribasure is Ribavirin. It is available in the form of capsules for oral administration in the strength of 200 mg.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Avoid the consumption of alcohol and sugary food items. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Also, keep yourself hydrated.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules exactly in the same dose strength and duration as the medical practitioner prescribes. Do not skip a dose or overdose. Also, do not change the dose strength unless the medical professional tells you.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
Overdose: In case of overdose, seek emergency medical attention to get needed support.
Missed dose: In case you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember if it is not already the time for your next scheduled dose. Also, be sure to call your healthcare provider for the same. Do not double the dose to catch up with the missed dose.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Administer Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules cautiously in case you:
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have heart disease
- Have liver disease
- Have kidney disease
- Have an allergy
Q9- Is it safe to take Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, take Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules only if the healthcare provider prescribes after discussing the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules?
A- After taking Ribasure (Ribavirin) capsules, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if side effects like dizziness or lack of concentration occur.