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A synthetic antiviral ribonucleoside that inhibits DNA and RNA replication, used to treat lung infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus in infants and young children and in combination with an interferon to treat hepatitis C infection.

[Probably rib(onucleic) a(cid) + vir(us) + -in.]


(Medicine) an antiviral drug used against many viruses such as influenza, and, in combination with other drugs, hepatitis C


(ˈraɪ bəˌvaɪ rɪn)

a synthetic compound, C8H12N4O5, active against several DNA and RNA viruses.
[1965–70; probably by shortening and alter. of ribofuranosyl, a component of its chemical name (see ribose, furan, -ose2, -yl) + vir (us) + -in1]
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Noun1.ribavirin - an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses


n ribavirina
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His HCV treatment consisted of a 24-week regimen of simeprevir 150 mg once daily, sofosbuvir 400 mg once daily, and renally adjusted ribavirin 200 mg once daily.
Purchase contract for the treatment of hepatitis C, pegylated interferon + ribavirin active ingredient-containing products in 2015 to acquire.
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A trial that randomized noncirrhotic HCV treatment-naive or experienced people to ribavirin or no ribavirin plus once-daily daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir charted high sustained virologic responses 12 weeks after therapy ended (SVR12) in previously untreated people with HCV genotype 1 (98%), people in whom boceprevir or telaprevir plus PEG/RBV had failed (98%), previously untreated people with genotype 2 (92%), and untreated people with genotype 3 (89%).
The combination pill, containing fixed doses of 400 mg sofosbuvir and 90 mg ledipasvir, was given alone or together with ribavirin but without pegylated interferon (peg-IFN) for 8, 12, or 24 weeks in the ION-1, ION-2, and ION-3 trials.
Study Objectives: The objectives of the study were to describe and compare, seminiferous tubular diameter (STD) and seminiferous epithelial height (SEH) of testes of rat, with different doses of Ribavirin at different time intervals.
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Kadmon Pharmaceuticals LLC, the commercial division of Kadmon Corporation LLC, on Tuesday introduced a new 600 mg/day dose pack of Ribasphere(r) RibaPak(r), Kadmon's proprietary ribavirin regimen.
telaprevir (Incivek, Vertex Pharmaceuticals), an HCV genotype-1 protease inhibitor, combined with peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys, Genetech) plus ribavirin (Copegus, Genetech; Rebetol, Merck; etc.
Roche and Schering each produced ribavirin pills and long-acting, genetically engineered versions of the immune system protein interferon: Roche's Pegasys and Schering-Plough's PEG-Intron.
The drug is approved for use with interferon therapy made up of peginterferon alfa and ribavirin.