Project Description

Avirin-600 Tablet

Brand name Avirin Tablets
Generic name Ribavirin Tablets 600 mg
Active ingredient Ribavirin
Category Antiviral
Strength of API
Ribavirin- 600 mg
Dosage form Film Coated Tablets
Packaging style 56 Tablets in one PET bottle. Bottle is packed in Monocarton with Insert.
Dose The daily dose of Ribavirin tablets is 600 mg to 1200 mg administered orally in two divided doses. The dose should be individualized to the patient depending on baseline disease characteristics.
Storage condition Store at cool dry place. Protect from heat and light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Self-life 36 months from the date of manufacture.
Mechanism of Action
  • It is a guanosine (ribonucleic) analog used to stop viral RNA synthesis and viral mRNA capping, thus, it is a nucleoside inhibitor. In this form it interferes with RNA metabolism required for viral replication.
  • 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.
Side Effects Ribavirin tablet may cause following side effects:

  • 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.
  • Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: unusual weakness, irregular heartbeat, muscle/joint pain, vision changes, easy bruising/bleeding, dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin