Ribavirin Capsules are antiviral drugs that are prescribed to be consumed for treatment of hepatitis C, RSV infection, & viral hemorrhagic fever. They work by inhibiting viral mRNA capping and synthesis of ribonucleic acid. These capsules are nucleoside inhibitors and are considered as prodrug which resembles purine RNA nucleotides when gets metabolized. Ribavirin Capsules do not show any binding to proteins but can have up to 298 hours of elimination half life if consumed in multiple doses.
Have bioavailability of around 64%
Mainly excreted in urine and feces
Metabolism takes place in liver & intracellularly