Ribavirin is an antiviral medication. Ribavirin must be used together with an interferon alfa product (such as Pegasys, PegIntron, Sylatron, or Intron A) to treat chronic hepatitis C. Ribavirin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Rebetol is a medication used with either interferon alfa-2b or peginterferon alfa-2b to treat chronic Hepatitis C Infection in people three years of age and over. Rebetol is a ribonucleic analogue used to stop viral RNA synthesis and viral mRNA capping. The capping property makes it nucleoside inhibitor. In this form, it interferes with the RNA metabolism that is necessary for viral replication.