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In the US, Ribavirin (ribavirin systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: inhaled anti-infectives, purine nucleosides and is used to treat Hepatitis C and Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiviral agent

Nucleoside analogue

Chemical Name

1H-1,2,4-Triazole-3-carboxamide, 1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-

Foreign Names

  • Ribavirinum (Latin)
  • Ribavirin (German)
  • Ribavirine (French)
  • Ribavirina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ribavirin (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • ICN 1229 (IS)
  • Tribavirin (IS)
  • Ribavirin (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Ribavirinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Tribavirin (PH: BP 1999)

Brand Names

  • Alpha-virin
    Hamaz Pharma, Pakistan
  • Altissum
    O2, China
  • Anti-c
    Werrick, Pakistan
  • Ao Jia
    Diao Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Bang Qing
    Haiyan, China
  • Bavarin
    Everest, Pakistan
  • Celbarin
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Cointeron
    Sandoz, Lithuania
  • Copegus
    Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan; Delphi, Netherlands; Emra-Med Arzneimittel, Austria; F. Hoffmann-La Roche LTD, Serbia; G A Stamatis & Co, Cyprus; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Hoffmann-La Roche, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Latvia; Orifarm, Norway; Patheon, Georgia; Productos Roche, Chile; Roche, Argentina; Roche, Belgium; Roche, Bulgaria; Roche, Colombia; Roche, Czech Republic; Roche, Germany; Roche, Denmark; Roche, Ecuador; Roche, Estonia; Roche, Spain; Roche, Finland; Roche, France; Roche, Greece; Roche, Hong Kong; Roche, Croatia (Hrvatska); Roche, Hungary; Roche, Ireland; Roche, Israel; Roche, Iceland; Roche, Italy; Roche, Lithuania; Roche, Moldova; Roche, Myanmar; Roche, Mexico; Roche, Netherlands; Roche, Norway; Roche, Oman; Roche, Poland; Roche, Portugal; Roche, Romania; Roche, Sweden; Roche, Thailand; Roche, Tunisia; Roche, Turkey; Roche, United States; Roche, Uruguay; Roche, South Africa; Roche Austria, Austria; Roche Products, United Kingdom
  • Da Chang
    Hualu Pharmaceutical, China
  • Devirs
    Vertex, Russian Federation
  • Hepaviral
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Hua Le Sha
    Huanan Pharma, China
  • Ibavyr
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Jun Da Tan
    New Asiatic Pharm, China
  • Ke Sa
    Jianfeng Haizhou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Li Li De
    Haili Pharmaceutical, China
  • Li Li Ning
    Novo Nordisk, China
  • Li Mai Xin
    Yatai Pharmaceutical, China
  • Liv-Up
    Johnson, Taiwan
  • Moderiba
    AbbVie, Austria; AbbVie, Denmark; AbbVie, Ireland; AbbVie, Italy; AbbVie, Sweden; AbbVie, United States; AbbVie Polska, Poland
  • Moderyba
    AbbVie, Netherlands
  • Nai De
    Sanai Pharmaceutical, China
  • Nanyuan
    Simcere, China
  • Panvirin
    Acapi, Egypt
  • Pegasys RBV (Ribavirin and Peginterferon Alfa 2-a)
    Roche, Australia; Roche, Canada; Roche, New Zealand; Roche, Philippines
  • Pegatron Combination Therapy
    Schering-Plough, Australia
  • Pegatron Combination Therapy (Ribavirin and Peginterferon Alfa 2-b)
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand
  • Pegetron (Ribavirin and Peginterferon Alfa 2-b)
    Merck, Canada
  • Qi Li Qing
    Hainan Xinzhongzheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, China
  • Rebetol
    Fulford, India; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Colombia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Iceland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Poland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portugal; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Finland; MSD, Ireland; MSD, Japan; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Norway; MSD, Sweden; MSD, Thailand; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD France, France; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; MSD Pharma, Hungary; Schering, United States; Schering-Plough, Czech Republic; Schering-Plough, Georgia; Schering-Plough, Indonesia; Schering-Plough, Israel; Schering-Plough, Italy; Schering-Plough, Latvia; Schering-Plough, Oman; Schering-Plough, Serbia; Schering-Plough, Slovakia; Schering-Plough, Tunisia; Schering-Plough, Taiwan; Schering-Plough, Vietnam; Scherring, Egypt; SP Europe-B, Italy
    MSD Chibropharm, Germany
  • Riba
    Ramco, Egypt
  • Ribarin
    TTY Biopharm, Taiwan
  • Ribasphere
    Biomeks, Turkey; Kadmon, United States
  • Ribavin
    Lupin, India
  • Ribavirin - Stada
    STADA, China
  • Ribavirin - Suzhou No 6 Pharm
    Suzhou No.6, China
  • Ribavirin - Xinhua Pharm
    Xinhua, China
  • Ribavirin Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Estonia; Aurobindo, Poland
  • Ribavirin BioPartners
    Biopartners, Netherlands; BioPartners, Lithuania
  • Ribavirin Borisovskiy
    Borisovskiy Zavod Medicinskikh Preparatov, Jsc, Georgia
  • Ribavirin HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Ribavirin Minaph
    Minapharm, Egypt
  • Ribavirin Mylan
    Generics, Poland; Generics, Slovenia; Generics, Slovakia; Mylan dura, Germany; Generics Limited [UK], Lithuania
  • Ribavirin RE Mylan
    Takata Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Ribavirin T3A
    T3A, Egypt
  • Ribavirin Teva
    Teva, Slovenia; Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland; Teva, Lithuania
  • Ribavirina
    Biosintetica, Brazil
  • Ribavirina Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Portugal
  • Ribavirina BioPartners
    BioPartners, Portugal
  • Ribavirina Mylan
    Mylan, Portugal
  • Ribavirina Normon
    Normon, Spain
  • Ribavirina Paylos
    Paylos, Argentina
  • Ribavirina Sandoz
    Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Portugal; Sandoz Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Ribavirina Teva
    Teva, Spain; Teva Italia, Italy; Teva Pharma, Portugal
  • Ribavirina Teva Pharma BV
    Teva Italia, Italy
  • Ribavirin-CT
    AbZ-Pharma, Germany
  • Ribavirine Biogaran
    Biogaran, France
  • Ribavirine Memphis
    Memphis Co., Egypt
  • Ribavirine Mylan
    Mylan, France; Mylan, Netherlands
  • Ribavirine ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Netherlands
  • Ribavirine Sandoz
    Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Ribavirine Teva
    Teva, Greece
  • Ribavirine Zentiva
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Ribavirine-CT
    Teva, Netherlands
  • Ribavirin-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Ribavox
    Bioprojet, France
  • Ribazole
    Getz Pharma, Vietnam
  • Riboflax
    Elipesa, Dominican Republic
  • Rivarin
    Healthcare, Bangladesh
  • Robatrol
    Roche, Taiwan
  • Rui Di
    Sanhome Pharmaceutical, China
  • Tong Xin
    Minophagen Pharmaceutical, China
  • Victrelis Triple (Ribavirin and Boceprevir, + Peginterferon alfa-2b)
    Merck, Canada
  • Vilarib
    ICN, Netherlands
  • Vilona Pediátrica (pediatric)
    Valeant Grossman, Mexico
  • Viracure
    epc, Egypt
  • Viracure 7.5%
    epc, Egypt
  • Viramid
    Ilsung, South Korea
  • Viranis
    ARIS, Turkey
  • Virazide
    Armoxindo, Indonesia; Grossman, Dominican Republic; Grossman, Panama; Grossman, El Salvador; Valeant, Australia
  • Virazide Pediátrico (pediatric)
    Grossman, Dominican Republic; Grossman, Panama; Grossman, El Salvador; Valeant Grossman, Mexico
  • Virazole
    epc, Egypt; Meda, Belgium; Meda, Italy; Meda, Netherlands; Meda, Sweden; MEDA Pharma, Germany; Meda Pharma Sau, Spain; Meda Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; UCI, Brazil; Valeant, Costa Rica; Valeant, Guatemala; Valeant, Honduras; Valeant, Nicaragua; Valeant, El Salvador; Valeant, United States; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Virazole Aerosol
    A. Menarini, Hong Kong
  • Virazole Pediátrico (pediatric)
    Valeant, Costa Rica; Valeant, Guatemala; Valeant, Honduras; Valeant, Nicaragua; Valeant, El Salvador
  • Virin
    Sigma, Egypt
  • Virokan
    Hikma, Egypt
  • Viron
    Sanovel, Turkey
  • Vixbarin
    Pymepharco, Vietnam
  • We Rui Ke
    Jinchang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Wei La Ke
    Cheng Yi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Wei Li Ning
    Zhebei Pharmaceutical, China
  • Wei Lin
    QiLi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Weilexing
    Harvest Pharm, China
  • Xilopar
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Xinweiling
    Sine Pharm, China
  • Zyverin
    Chi Fu, Taiwan


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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