Chronic hepatitis C (CHC)

Active Ingredient: Ribavirin

Indication for Ribavirin

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

Ribavirin is indicated in combination with other medicinal products for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in adults.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

1000-1200 mg in 2 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

1,000 - 1,200 mg

Dosage regimen

From 500 To 600 mg 2 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

The recommended dose and duration of Rebetol depends on patient’s weight and on the medicinal product that is used in combination.

In the cases in which no specific dose recommendation is made, the following dose should be used: Patient weight: <75 kg =1,000 mg and >75 kg = 1,200 mg.

Dosage considerations

It should be administered orally with food.

Active ingredient


Ribavirin is a synthetic nucleoside analogue which has shown in vitro activity against some RNA and DNA viruses. The mechanism by which ribavirin in combination with other medicinal products exerts its effects against HCV is unknown.

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