Generic Rebetol (Ribavirin 200 mg) guide:
What is the drug marketed as Generic Rebetol?
If you know about the medication named Rebetol and want to buy Rebetol, probably you or your relatives are diagnosed with hepatitis C. it is a serious condition that leads to severe health damage such as liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is hard to diagnose the disease because it can develop without any symptoms until the serious damage to the liver is done. Therefore, it is important to check yourself if you were or are in close contact with people infected with viral hepatitis C.
Rebetol is the name of the medication registered by a certain company. However, it is not the one and only drug based on Ribavirin. There are several pharmaceutical companies who produce exactly the same medication and sell it cheaper. These medications are collectively known as Generic Rebetol or Generic Ribavirin by the name of the active substance. Their manufacturers didn’t develop the formula but got the right to make the same preparations because Ribavirin is included in the List of Essential Medicines made by the World Health Organization. The list comprises the medications without which the modern health care system cannot be considered up to date. It is a standard that all medications from the list to be available from different manufacturers and at affordable prices. However, large brand owners set unreasonably high prices for their medications. Fortunately, if the medication is considered a breakthrough that can save millions of lives, the original drug developer is obliged to share the formula with other manufacturers who will set lower prices for their medications. This is how generics appeared.
How come the same medication is so much cheaper?
Besides the fact that the generic makers do not invest in research and development, they also are usually operating in the developing countries where production and marketing costs are much lower than in the Western Europe or the U.S. This allows them to cut the production costs significantly. They also do not advertise their medications and therefore are able to set lower margins to gain the profit from their products.
If somebody tells you that generics are inferior, do not believe them. If this says a doctor who prescribes you the branded medicine, there is a 90% chance that this doctor is paid by the large brand owner for each prescription. If some of your friends have the bad experience with generics, most likely they purchased a counterfeited product which would never happen if you buy Generic Rebetol from our online pharmacy.
Who should use the medication?
The only purpose and aim of this medication is to eliminate the hepatitis C virus from the body. It is not effective in other types of hepatitis and is useless in other liver diseases. The preparations based on Ribavirin are usually combined with other drugs such as Sofosbuvir, Daclatasvir or Ledipasvir.
If you suspect that you may be infected with hepatitis C, you should not postpone doing tests and going to a doctor instead of purchasing the medication and taking it. Moreover, if the diagnosis confirms, you must also get your partner checked or avoid engaging in unprotected intimacy with a new partner whom you hadn’t been yet intimate before you eliminate the virus or reduce its count to the minimum so that you won’t be able to infect anyone.
Getting a proper diagnosis and a treatment scheme from your doctor will assure that all factors are taken into account. Then, you can buy Generic Ribavirin from our online drugstore if your health care provider chooses for you a treatment scheme with Rebetol.
What are contraindications for the preparation use?
Even if your doctor prescribes you the medicine, it doesn’t mean that the drug will be a hundred percent suitable for you. In some cases even if a patient suffers from hepatitis C they are not advised to use the drug due to possible severe complications. Therefore, when your doctor prescribes you the medicine, he or she must check your health history and you must tell them about all of your conditions.
The contraindications for the drug use include: allergy to the active ingredient, any dysfunction of the thyroid gland, complicated or serious heart conditions, clinical depression, suicidal tendencies, autoimmune conditions, severe liver dysfunction, and kidney insufficiency with creatinine clearance below 50 ml per minute. You should not buy Ribavirin if you have any of these conditions.
The medication is also contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women and people below 18 years of age.
Rebetol is recommended to be used with caution in patients with any heart conditions except severe ones in which it is completely contraindicated, serious lung conditions, diabetes ketoacidosis, impaired blood clotting, and in people with HIV. It means that the medication can be used but sometimes in reduced dosages and in the occurrence of any signs of the disease worsening, the therapy must be stopped.
How to use the preparation?
The official instruction for the medication provides general recommendations that are provided in this article. However, for more effect and safety, you must consult your doctor before you order Rebetol.
The preparation should be taken with a meal into two equal intakes, one in the morning and another one during the dinner. The dosage for adults is from 1000 to 1200 mg daily. The treatment schemes depend on the genotype of the virus and the patient weight:
– Genotype 1 in patients with the body mass lower than 75 kg or 165 lbs is treated with 400 mg (2 pills) in the morning and 600 mg (3 pills) during the dinner.
– Genotype 1 in patients with the body mass higher than 75 kg or 165 lbs is treated with 600 mg (3 pills) in the morning and the same dosage taken during the dinner.
Genotypes 2 and 3 are treated with the daily dosage of 800 divided into two intakes.
The regular treatment duration is from 24 to 48 weeks. However, in the combination therapy the duration of the treatment can be cut to 12-24 weeks.
What adverse reactions are possible during the therapy?
When you start using any medication, you can expect that your body will negatively react to it. The same can happen when you order Generic Rebetol and start using it and it doesn’t matter whether you purchase a generic or a branded medicine.
One of the main dangerous side effects of the medication is hemolytic anemia, a condition in which accelerated extinction of erythrocytes occurs which can lead to serious health damage. The condition is diagnosed via the blood tests that must be performed regularly during the therapy of hepatitis C.
Other adverse reactions include chest ache, headache, abdomen ache, general weakness, loss of appetite, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, violation of sleep, and others.
In order to prevent any serious harm to your body done by the drug, you need to inform your doctor about any negative symptoms during the therapy.
Combined use with other substances
The medication is successfully combined with Sofosbuvir, Daclatasvir and/or Ledipasvir in different treatment schemes chosen individually. If you already use some of these medications and decided to order Ribavirin without consulting your doctor, you should not do so because the treatment courses vary on the genotype of the hepatitis, accompanying conditions, and so on.
In general, if you use any other medications at the time you plan to start the therapy with Ribavirin, you must inform your doctor about your intentions to combine the medications. For example, if you use antacids, they can reduce the absorption of the drug and lower its efficacy and if you inform your doctor he or she may advise you on the intervals between the intakes or replacement of the antacids negatively interacting with the medicine with other ones.
It is preferable to take the pills at the same time every day to avoid overdosing. If you overdosed, you may start suffering from the typical side effects of the medication even if you hadn’t suffered from them before when you used the standard dosages.
The first measure in the overdose is to induce vomiting. In case the symptoms are severe, you should seek medical assistance.
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