Ribavirin is broad-spectrum antiviral nucleoside active against HIV, RSV, HCV, and adenovirus. It functions as a precursor to diphosphates and triphosphates, which inhibit viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases. Ribavirin is an inhibitor of purine biosynthesis. Additionally, a metabolite of ribavirin, ribavirin 5’-phosphate, is an inhibitor of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase.
Formula: C 8H12N4O5
MW: 244.20 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at 4°C.