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Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Is NiceRx a Rebetol coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. That means that we do not offer printable Rebetol manufacturer coupons, Rebetol discounts, or free Rebetol samples. We are not a Rebetol coupon provider or Rebetol discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Rebetol patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

How much does Rebetol cost without insurance?

Rebetol cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Rebetol oral 200 mg capsules usually cost $525 for 56 capsules.

How much does Rebetol cost with insurance?

The copay for Rebetol with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Rebetol?

Rebetol (ribavirin) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Rebetol is an antiviral nucleoside analogue indicated in combination with interferon alfa-2b for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C (caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV)) in patients 3 years of age or older with compensated liver disease. Rebetol monotherapy is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.

Patients who have failed prior treatment or are unable to tolerate the side effects of interferon therapy may not benefit from re-treatment. Those with significant bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis, and genotype 1 infection do not seem likely candidates for success following a second course of medication.

What doses of Rebetol are available?

Rebetol is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 200 mg, and in oral solution form, in the following doses: 40 mg per mL.

Your dose is based on your body weight. Reduce your dose or discontinue treatment if you are experiencing certain adverse reactions or kidney problems. If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember unless it is near the time of your next scheduled dose. If this is the case, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at your regular time.

Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Rebetol active ingredients

Rebetol contains ribavirin as the active ingredient.

Rebetol side effects

The most common side effects of Rebetol in clinical trials include:

  • Hemolytic anemia (low red blood cells), resulting in worsening of cardiac disease leading to fatal and nonfatal myocardial infarctions
  • Injection site reactions
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Rigors, muscle pain
  • Anxiety, irritability
  • Pyrexia
  • Neutropenia
  • Anorexia

Rebetol can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Birth defects – significant teratogenic and fetal death in an unborn baby. Rebetol is not recommended in pregnant women and in men whose female partners are pregnant. Avoid pregnancy during treatment and for 6 months after in both female patients and in female partners of male patients. You must have a negative pregnancy test before treatment begins. You are advised to use at least 2 forms of contraception (birth control) and undergo monthly pregnancy tests whilst receiving treatment with Rebetol
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pulmonary infiltrates or pulmonary function impairment
  • New or worsening ophthalmologic disorders
  • Severe decreases in neutrophil and platelet counts, and hematologic, endocrine, and hepatic abnormalities
  • Dry mouth leading to dental, and periodontal disorders
  • Weight loss and growth inhibition in pediatric patients taking combination therapy
  • Abnormalities of the thyroid gland

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Rebetol against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Rebetol to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Rebetol drug interactions

Rebetol can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Nucleoside analogues – monitor for toxicities
  • Didanosine
  • Drugs metabolized by cytochrome P-450
  • Azathioprine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Rebetol.

Rebetol contraindications

You should not use Rebetol if you:

  • Have known hypersensitivity reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic, epidermal necrolysis, and erythema multiforme to ribavirin or any other ingredient in Rebetol
  • Have autoimmune hepatitis, or severe kidney disease
  • Have hemoglobinopathies
  • Have creatinine clearance less than 50 mL/min
  • Have a hemoglobin blood cell disorder such as sickle-cell anemia or thalassemia
  • Are less than 3 years old
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Rebetol if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Rebetol
  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Have co-infection with HIV or HBV
  • Have a blood cell disorder such as anemia
  • Have heart problems, high blood pressure, have had a heart attack, or have chest pain
  • Have breathing problems
  • Have problems with your vision
  • Are diabetic
  • Have mental health problems
  • Have a thyroid disorder
  • Have liver problems other than hepatitis C
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Rebetol generic

Rebetol is the trademark brand name for ribavirin manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. A generic version of ribavirin is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Rebetol savings through NiceRx.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.