Nucleoside Analogs

Ribavirin is rarely used in current HCV treatment. However, combining ribavirin with some of the HCV direct-acting antivirals boosts cure rates in people with cirrhosis and reduces the risk of relapse. Ribavirin is not effective against hepatitis C when used alone.

*generic or biosimilar available

E experimental

DRUG Copegus, Moderiba, and Ribasphere*
GENERIC NAME ribavirin
COMPANY multiple, including AbbVie, Genentech, Kadmon

Last Reviewed: March 5, 2019


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