• Ribavirin

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Description
Ribavirin is an antiviral compound primarily used to treat hepatitis C.

    CAS Number

    36791-04-5

    Molecular Formula

    C8H12N4O5

    Molecular Weight

    244.206

    Mechanism of Action

    Ribavirn is a guanosine analog with a carboxamide group which can mimic the purine nucleosides, guanosine and adenosine. Because of its similarity to these two nucleosides, ribavirn can become incorporated into viral RNA leading to lethal mutations.

    Spectrum

    Ribavirn is active against hepatitis C and RNA viruses that cause viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs).

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

References

    References

    Te, Helen S. "Mechanism of Action of Ribavirin in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C." Gastroenterol Hepatol 3.3 (2007): 218-25. NCBI. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

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