Rebetol: treatment of hepatitis C

Rebetol is antiviral drug for treatment of hepatitis C and other viral disease.

Rebetol Uses

It was developed by leading company and showed itself as the best preparation for treatment hepatitis diseases. It showed itself off as the most harmless drug in this category of medicaments. In order to avoid any complications of disease it must be used with interferon alfa-2b if you treat hepatitis. The main component of this drug is very potent substances. It is a good practice to consult your expert before using Rebetol in order to avoid any complications. This medicine has been clinically tested and recognized all over the world.

Brand(s): Rebetol.

Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., (a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc, Canada and USA).

Clinico-pharmacological group: Rebetol belongs to antiviral drug class for systematic usage. It is nucleoside analog.

Composition, structure and packing: One drug package includes 14 blisters, one blister includes 10 capsules. One capsule consists 200 mg of active ingredient. Capsule has got white hard gelatin shell. Capsule consist the white powder.

Basic ingredient: Ribavirin is a main ingredient of this medicament.

Other ingredients: The medicine also includes inactive ingredients:

  • microcrystalline cellulose;
  • magnesium stearate;
  • —Āroscarmellose sodium.

The composition of the coating film: The shell of Rebetol capsule consist gelatin and titanium dioxide. The printed inscription on the body of the medicament consists: shellac; ethanol; isopropanol; n-butanol; propylene glycol; ammonium hydroxide.


In order to avoid overdose, complicated disease and unexpected side effects, it is recommended to visit your doctor who will make a diagnosis, prescribe the medicine and determine your exact dosage amount. As usual, duration of taking this medicine is from 24 to 48 weeks. Take Rebetol per os with water when you eat and do not chew it. Divide the drug administration into 2 intakes (in the morning and in the evening). If your body weight less than 75 kg ‚Äď take 1 g / day, divided dose next way: 0.4 g in the morning and 0.6 g in the evening. If your body weight more than 75 kg ‚Äď take 1.2 g / day, divided dose next way: 0,6 in the morning and 0,6 in the evening.


There is no exact information about side effects in case of overdose. Try to avoid overdose, but if you have any suspicions that you have taken Rebetol more than you need — miss next dose and see your doctor who will help you.

Side effects

Intake of this medicament may cause anemia, fever, blood disease, sleep loss, hair loss, weight loss, depression, headache, nausea and vomiting, joint pain. If you have the above mentioned symptoms, immediately notify your doctor for the avoidance of complicated disease. Always follow the prescription and instruction of your doctor in order to reduce the risk of side effects.

Indications for use

Rebetol helps people who have the chronic hepatitis C, virus of smallpox, reovirus and herpes simplex. This drug is used only with Interferon alfa-2b if you treat hepatitis.

Contra indications

It is a good practice to refrain from use of the medicinal product in case of personal allergy and hypersensitivity to any structural component of this medicament. Do not take the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding (consult your expert), unstable cardiac disease, hemoglobinopathy.

Where to buy?

You can buy Rebetol on prescription at pharmacy. If the drug absents at pharmacy in your city, you always can make an order on the special sites. As usual, these sites offer affordable prices which can allow you spend less money.