Pegasys® (peginterferon alfa-2a) is a prescription medication that is a once-a-week injection that works to reduce the amount of chronic hepatitis C or hepatitis B virus in the body. Pegasys may help the body’s immune system fight the chronic hepatitis C or hepatitis B virus.

Pegasys is used alone or with COPEGUS® (ribavirin, USP) to treat adults and children 5 years and older who have chronic hepatitis C infection and certain types of liver problems, and have not taken alpha interferon. Pegasys is used to treat adults with chronic hepatitis B virus who show signs that the virus is damaging the liver.

Read more on the Pegasys website


 

PegIntron®  is a prescription medicine that is used with ribavirin to treat chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C infection in people 3 years and older with certain types of liver disease. It is also used alone, sometimes to treat adults who have chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C infection with certain types of liver disease.

People with hepatitis C have the virus in their blood and in their liver. PegIntron reduces the amount of virus in the body and helps the body’s immune system fight the virus. Ribavirin is a drug that helps to fight the viral infection but does not work when used by itself to treat chronic hepatitis C.

PegIntron is available in Redipen form and powder for injection.

Read more on the PegIntron website


 

Ribavirin is an oral medication used with an interferon medication such as Pegasys or PegIntron to treat hepatitis C in people who have not been treated with an interferon before. Ribavirin is in a class of antiviral medications called nucleoside analogues that works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body.

Ribasphere RibaPak is a prepackaged set of ribavirin pills. This packaging is designed to simplify treatment, make it easier to remember to take your medication, and also help you keep track of how many pills you’ve taken.

Ribasphere is a form of ribavirin, available in tablets or capsules.

Read more about Ribavirin on the Kadmon website


 

Victrelis™ (boceprevir) is an antiviral medication that prevents certain virus cells from multiplying in your body. This prescription medicine is used in combination with peginterferon alfa (Pegasys, PegIntron) and ribavirin to treat chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults. Victrelis is usually given to people who have never been treated for hepatitis C, or after interferon and ribavirin have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

Read more on the Victrelis website


 

Incivek™ (telaprevir) is an antiviral medication that prevents certain virus cells from multiplying in your body. Incivek is used in combination with peginterferon alfa (Pegasys, PegIntron) and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C in adults. Incivek is usually given to people who have never been treated for hepatitis C, or after interferon and ribavirin have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

Read more on the Incivek website


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