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750 and that has become the standard for treating Hepatitis C patients, although we are supposedly able to go as low as .4 without infections. My hemotologist wanted to start me when mine was .8 but I begged off until it hit .4 and then I bowed to her. I have been taking it since October and really notice no sides and the shot is not bad.
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Mine was at 6500 after five injections, and my doc tells me to keep taking the neupogen. Granulocyte Stimulating Colony Factor Criteria for Use for Hepatitis C Treatment-Related Neutropenia VHA Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Healthcare Group and Medical Advisory Panel Prepared by: K. Tortorice, PharmD BCPS , H. Yee Pharm D BCPS, E. Bini MD, M. Chapko PhD, T. Chiao Pharm D, M. Goetz MD, E. Hansen NP, S Ho MD, G. Ioannou MD; R. Miller MD, E. Morrison MD; H. Mun Pharm D, R.
Hi, my brother in law was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He is receiving interferon injections these days, as per expected his platelets count started to decline from 120,000 at the start of treatment to 20,000. He received Interleukin-1 injection and then suddenly it dropped to 7000. Even the WBC count dropped to 1.3, he received platelet conc and count increased to 61,000. Now I am concerned should we stop his interferon injections?
im doing the triple therapy and the hep c has been gone for 3 months and the viral load went from 350,000 to negative in 2.5 month from starting the treatment..
Short (14 Weeks) Combination Treatment with PEG-Intron Plus Ribavirin Produces a High Sustained Response Rate in Patients with HCV Genotype 2/3 Abstract Summary The objective of this multicenter Norwegian trial is to determine the virological response rate after 14 weeks of combination treatment with PEG-Intron (peginterferon alfa-2b) and ribavirin in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 2/3 who experience early HCV clearance.
My understanding is that your result shows that you have been exposed to hepatitis c sometime in the past. Whether you have active hepatitis c would require more tests. Some people are exposed to the virus and clear it on their own, but the odds of this are small - 15 to 20% of those exposed spontaneously clear the virus without the need for treatment. I think this information is right but I'm no doctor and I could be very wrong. My advice is to speak with you physician. Good luck.
Many people on this forum are married and have children and their family members have not contracted Hep C. Hep C is transmitted by blood to blood contact only, so use universal precautions to avoid any contact of your blood with your family members' blood. Do not share toothbrushes, razors, nail clippers, etc. with any of your family members. Handle blood with disposible gloves. These precautions will protect your family from contracting Hep C.
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Timing-of-neuprogen/show/1786950 Good luck with your decision. Let us know.
There are so many doctors who do not know what they are doing when it comes to Hepatitis C. Use of those drugs means routine CBCs and oversight over other medical conditions and I just don't feel that confident in having drugs like that easily available. I hate to see people struggle but careless use of drugs like that scares me more. I mean, doesn't Epogen have a black box warning?
I don't think that your Hep doctors would have pulled you off treatment just because you had gall bladder surgery. As far as treatment for Hepatitis C goes, the doctors look at the absolute neutrophils, not the WBC. It is shown on your CBC as ANC or #NE. Some doctors reduce the interferon if the ANC drops below .750 but others will let it go until it reaches about .400. My hemotologist wanted me to start neupogen at about .750.
Hepatitis C virus Boceprevir: Victrelis Teleprevir: Incevik Inf: Interferon Riba/Rbv: Ribavirin Bx: Biopsy : Invasive liver sample removed and analized to determine liver condition Fibroscan: Non invasive Ultrasound Technique for determining liver condition Fibrosure/Fibrotest: Combination of blood test scores used for determining liver condition Dx: Diagnosis GT: Genotype IR: Insulin Resistant IL28B: A gene polymorphism which helps in Tx prediction - CC , CT , TT Sx: Side effects Tx : Treatm
It may actually help strengthen your immune system, which is your body's natural defense against infection. With a stronger immune system, your body can be more effective in getting rid of the hepatitis C virus." First just a nitpick .. Since no alternative explanation of what Riba does, why it's the second pea in this pod of treatment, they could be a little more definitive. "May" help? Seems pretty vague for a highly researched drug and treatment.
"My Dr has treated a large number of hep C" He may have treated lots of people but I doubt he did it successfully because what he says is totally WRONG. Interruption of treatment DOES affect SVR. The virus will most likely come back and you'll have to start all over again, not just extend. I really hate that a doctor would lie to a patient this way. (But he can't lie to all of us). And why is he stopping the Ribavirin? That has nothing to do with the neutrophils being low.
In conclusion, neutropenia is frequent during treatment of hepatitis C with interferon and ribavirin, but it is not usually associated with infection.." http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/hepC/Neutropenia.
I do not know if any of these people have hepatitis c. However, I've read a bunch of things online and have become extremely concerned. In the days following my snorting experience (we only snorted) I had very bad headaches. These headaches have been off and on since then. In addition, I've had some rashes in my genital area, have experienced bad hangovers (worse then i used to get), have had burning urination, and have had tingling off and on in my extremities.
I have had Hepatitis C for probably 25 to 30 years. I have been putting off treatment because it is expensive and seems to do as much damage as it does good from what I understand. I have been trying to talk to the doctors, but they are extremely vague on telling me exactly what the levels they talk about mean. They simply say the levels mean the Hep C is active and I should start treatment.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Because of side effects, patients over the age of 60 with hepatitis C find it more difficult to stick with standard treatments than do their younger counterparts, according to a study in Japan. Impaired heart, lung and kidney function can make older patients more susceptible to anemia induced by ribavirin, one of the drugs used for treating hepatitis C, explain Dr.
They updated their Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Hep C and I wanted to post the link. The article is 25 pages long. https://www.aasld.org/eweb/docs/hepatitisc.pdf. The article was published in the April 2004 edition of Hepatology. If this link has already been published by one of our expert researchers (Rev, TnHepGuy), then sorry for the repeat.
Numerous other tests were also positive for me hence the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis (all hep a, b, c, neg). To answer your question about your husband, the risk for the new liver being attacked is very low. The reason for this is the anti-rejection drugs used during transplants. Also, I'm sure he is already on prednisone and some sort of immunosuppresive therapy, all of which keep the new liver healthy and keep the AIH at bay. This, of course, is not guaranteed, just the norm.
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