Heptos 200mg Capsule 10'S

Viral infections Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

HEPTOS 200MG contains Ribavirin which belongs to a group of medicines called antiviral agents. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection. This medicine is also used in combination with other medicines to treat certain chronic forms of hepatitis C.

Ribavirin is a purine nucleoside analogue has broad-spectrum antiviral activity against influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus and many other DNA and double stranded RNA viruses. It is a mono- and triphosphate derivatives generated intracellularly inhibit GTP and viral RNA synthesis and have other sites of action.

Before taking HEPTOS 200MG, tell your physician if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years of age. The common side effects are headache, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue and fever.

USES OF HEPTOS 200MG

  • Treats chronic hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection

HOW HEPTOS 200MG WORKS

Ribavirin works by inhibiting the multiplication of many types of viruses, including the hepatitis C viruses.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take HEPTOS 200MG exactly as your doctor has directed you. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

SIDE EFFECTS OF HEPTOS 200MG

SERIOUS

  • chest pain, cough, changes in heart beats and fainting
  • confusion, depression and aggressive behaviour
  • numbness or tingling
  • trouble sleeping, thinking or concentrating
  • stomach pain, black, tar, blood in stool or urine, lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • bleeding from your nose
  • problems with your eyesight or hearing
  • skin rash or redness

COMMON

  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • fever

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth to forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.

Muscle pain:

Apply ice to the affected part to relieve pain.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

HEPTOS 200MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

HEPTOS 200MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

HEPTOS 200MG has very little effect on your ability to drive or use machines.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with HEPTOS 200MG.

KIDNEY

HEPTOS 200MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

HEPTOS 200MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Ribavirin.

HEART DISEASE

HEPTOS 200MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your physician before taking this medicine if you have or had:

  • blood disorder such as sickle cell anaemia or thalassaemia
  • anaemia
  • an organ transplant
  • depression
  • history of substance abuse
  • HIV infection

INTERACTIONS

Tell your physician if you are using,

  • zidovudine, stavudine, didanosine (treats HIV infection)
  • azathioprine

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Ribavirin
Pharmacological Category :   Antiviral agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection
Dosage Forms :   Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT HEPTOS 200MG

Can HEPTOS 200MG used in children and adolescents?

It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.

Can HEPTOS 200MG be used during breastfeeding?

No, it should not be used during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice.

For how long and in what dose should HEPTOS 200MG be taken?

It must be taken according to the dose and duration as directed by your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Antimicrobial drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 804.

2. Acosta EP, Flexner C. Antiviral Agents (Nonretroviral). In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 1613-1615.

3. Safrin S. Antiviral Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. Page - 871, 873.

4. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 1210-1211.

5. Milpharm Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Oct, 2020] [Accessed on June 19, 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7108.pdf

6. Helen S. Te, Glenn Randall, and Donald M. Jensen. Mechanism of Action of Ribavirin in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C. March, 2007. [Accessed on June 19, 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3099343/

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Bilirubin Total
  • Hepatitis B s (Surface) Antigen
  • Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody
  • Liver Function Test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    17.5
    Ingredient
    RIBAVIRIN 200MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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