Ribavirin was one of the first antiviral drugs ever discovered.

It is approved in the United States in an aerosol form for the treatment of a severe lung infection (RSV) in infants. It is being studied in combination with ddI as an anti-HIV treatment.

More recently, it has shown activity against hepatitis A, C and B. Ribavirin is available in numerous countries in an oral, tablet form.

Updated: May be usefull in fighting SARS.

http://www.aidsinfonyc.org/pwahg/info/riba.html

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