Virofix Ribavirin Capsules




Product Details:

Minimum Order Quantity 1 Strip
Dosage Form Capsule
Dose/Strength (e.g. 1 mg ) 200 mg
Packaging Size 40 Capsules


  • Virofix ( Ribavirin)is used in combination with other antiviral medications 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.
  • Virofix ( Ribavirin)works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which may help your liver recover.

Mechanism of action:

  • Virofix ( Ribavirin)is readily phosphorylated intracellularly by adenosine kinase to Virofix ( Ribavirin)mono-, di-, and triphosphate metabolites.
  • Virofix ( Ribavirin)triphosphate (RTP) is a potent competitive inhibitor of inosine monophosphate (IMP) dehydrogenase, viral RNA polymerase and messenger RNA (mRNA) guanylyltransferase (viral) and can be incorporated into RNA in RNA viral species..
  • Guanylyltranserase inhibition stops the capping of mRNA.
  • These diverse effects result in a marked reduction of intracellular guanosine triphosphate (GTP) pools and inhibition of viral RNA and protein synthesis.
  • Virofix ( Ribavirin)is also incorporated into the viral genome causing lethal mutagenesis and a subsequent decrease in specific viral infectivity.

Side effects:

  • All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
  • Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; hair loss; joint pain; loss of appetite; mild headache, nausea, or vomiting; mild stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; weakness or fatigue.


  • Before taking Virofix ( Ribavirin), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
  • This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Talk to your pharmacist for more details.


  • Store Virofix ( Ribavirin) between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Virofix ( Ribavirin)out of the reach of children and away from pets.


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