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Rebetron Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Rebetron)?

Use the medicine as soon as you remember the missed dose, then go back to your regular schedule on the day your next dose is due. If you are more than 2 days late in using your injection, call your doctor for instructions. Do not use extra medicine to make up a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Rebetron)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while using interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin (Rebetron)?

Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol may increase your risk of liver damage.

Treatment with this medication does not prevent spread of the hepatitis virus to other people. Follow your doctor's instructions about how to prevent passing the disease to another person.

What other drugs will affect interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin (Rebetron)?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially HIV or AIDS medications such as :

  • abacavir (Ziagen);
  • didanosine (Videx);
  • efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla);
  • emtricitabine (Emtriva);
  • etravine (Intelence);
  • lamivudine (Epivir, Epzicom, Combivir, Trizivir);
  • stavudine (Zerit);
  • tenofovir (Truvada, Viread); or
  • zidovudine (Retrovir).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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