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ATC codes: J05AB04
EMLc
Indication
Viral haemorrhagic fever, not elsewhere classified ICD11 code: 1D86
INN
Ribavirin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core For the treatment of viral haemorrhagic fevers.
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 1000 mg per 10 mL phosphate buffer solution ; 800 mg per 10 mL phosphate buffer solution
Oral > Solid: 200 mg ; 400 mg ; 600 mg
EML status history
First added in 2007 (TRS 946)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Ribavirin was added to the main list in March 2007 for use for viral haemorrhagic fevers, including use in children. The Subcommittee recommended that this be included on the list as essential for children but, given concerns about potential inappropriate use of this medicine in children, added a note that it was for the treatment of viral haemorrhagic fevers only.