Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Virazole

Descriptions


Ribavirin for inhalation is used to treat severe pneumonia in infants and young children that is caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). It is given by oral inhalation, which means breathing the medicine as a fine mist through the mouth. Your child will use a special nebulizer (sprayer) that is attached to an oxygen hood, oxygen tent, or face mask .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution