Interferon alfa-2b / ribavirin and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with interferon alfa-2b / ribavirin:
ribavirin ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Food enhances the oral absorption and bioavailability of ribavirin. Administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin following a high-fat meal delayed absorption (Tmax was doubled) but increased the mean peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) by up to 70% compared to administration in the fasting state.
MANAGEMENT: To ensure maximal oral absorption, ribavirin should be administered with or immediately after a meal.
- "Product Information. Copegus (ribavirin)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
- "Product Information. Rebetol (ribavirin)." Schering-Plough Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.
Interferon alfa-2b / ribavirin drug interactions
There are 250 drug interactions with interferon alfa-2b / ribavirin
Interferon alfa-2b / ribavirin disease interactions
There are 14 disease interactions with interferon alfa-2b / ribavirin which include:
- renal dysfunction
- autoimmune diseases
- hepatic dysfunction
- cardiac disease
- CNS dysfunction
- thyroid dysfunction
- pulmonary deterioration
- renal dysfunction
- diabetes mellitus
- peripheral neuropathy
More about interferon alfa-2b/ribavirin
- Interferon alfa-2b/ribavirin Side Effects
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Drug class: antiviral combinations
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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