SKU: R018  / 
    CAS Number: 36791-04-5

    Ribavirin

    $35.08 - $100.82
    Ribavirin is an antiviral compound primarily used to treat hepatitis C.
    Mechanism of ActionRibavirn 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.
    SpectrumRibavirn is active against hepatitis C and RNA viruses that cause viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs).
    Molecular FormulaC8H12N4O5
    ReferencesTe, 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.