Interferon and ribavirin treatment

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Avatar m tn If I miss an Interferon and Ribavirin treatment, will it cause negative reactions or interfere with results from the treatment?
Avatar n tn Ribavirin has a longer half life than interferon. The levels for both gradually come down to zero over time. It is a few weeks with interferon and a few months with ribavirin.
188500 tn?1207368551 I do get irritable, obsessive and ornery which I think is from the riba. Since we start interferon and riba at the same time, I think its hard to know which is to blame for what side effects.
Avatar f tn What they don't tell you is that while the sx of interferon tend to leave quickly...a mo or so after treatment ends, the sx of ribavirin stay with you for at least six mos., although substantially decreased, and it may cause michtochondrial changes in your blood cells.....
Avatar n tn So i am about to take shot #3 and i have had NO sides what so ever. I feel totally normal and have the same amount of energy as before i started treatment and i have not missed any work yet at all. We will see how long it last.... I am being so positive though everyday that i wake up and i am continuing to do my activities and stay with my everyday pattern. Seems to be working great for me.
Avatar n tn Can the treatment of Hepatitis C with Interferon?Ribavirin combo cause impotence? And if it can, is there a treatment for that?
507037 tn?1210769404 I have been suffer from confusion during and now after Interferon/Ribavirin treatment. I am seeing a counselor for this. I did suffer from an allergic reaction (skin blister from my knees to the top of my head and stomach problems) from the interferon, but I continued the treatment. I just wondered if the allergic reaction, could have effected my mind. Sometimes, I'm afraid to go anywhere, because of this problem.
1838299 tn?1403496143 Thank you
Avatar n tn My doctor told me the cost of the medication is $2,500 a month.
Avatar n tn My mother started and finished her interferon treatment for a year. They said she was cured, it's been almost a year since she has been off of this horrible drug that has seemed to hurt her more then help her. My mom, Tammy, has had every symptom in the book and to a level 8-10 degree. She has no energy/ legs are always hurting/ always freezing cold, even in 115 degree weather/ can't sleep for days/ horrible headaches with vomiting... Does anyone know what this is.... what we can do....
Avatar n tn Also, if you google the subject, some of the old studies on HCV and ED, and also Interferon and ED should be available. Its an interesting subject, near and dear to our hearts...or some other organ.
Avatar n tn 5 VL Copies apx BMI Body Mass Index WHR Waist to Hip Ratio Drug Acronyms IFN Interferon (Alpha 2a / Alpha 2b) NPIA Non-Pegylated Interferon Alpha PegIFN Pegylated Interferon (Alpha 2a / Alpha 2b) CIFN Consensus Interferon (Infergen/alphacon) RBV Ribavirin RVN Ribavirin Riba Ribavirin WBR Weight Based Ribavirin WBD Weight Based Dose FDR Fixed Dose Ribavirin LDR Low Dose Ribavirin (Same as FDR) EPO Erythropoietin Epoetin alfa (Epogen/Procrit), Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp) Neup Neupo
318582 tn?1248122151 Areias, M.A. Loriot, J.L. Arulnaden and M. Gigou et al., Pretransplantation interferon treatment and recurrence of hepatitis B virus infection after liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related end-stage liver disease, Hepatology 19 (1994), pp. 6–12. The authors declare that they do not have anything to disclose regarding funding from industries or conflict of interest with respect to this manuscript.
527321 tn?1212634082 Hep C treatment consists of taking Interferon and ribavirin together, not one without the other. The treatment works in roughly 40% - 80% of the cases, with the cure rate going up the higher the number your genotype is, in very loose terms. If you are cured, you are cured. It only comes back if you get re-infected. You are considered cured when you have successfully undergone full treatment and there is still no detectable virus six months after treatment.
Avatar f tn The first12 weeks sovaldi-ribavirin-interferon and then the last 12 weeks interferon-ribavirin. Any information about how really this treatment last? Facts: hcv treatment First time on treatment. Never treated before.
9364515 tn?1403330662 I was crushed after having to stop treatment with Victrelis, ribavirin and Interferon last time. It took me a good year and a half to recover emotionally and physically. I am approaching this treatment as "helping" my liver, regardless of the outcome. Truthfully, I can get myself scared out of my mind, but then come back to the "One revolution at a time" mantra. I relearn everyday that I cannot control the outcome, only my actions and reactions.
583625 tn?1221086929 All of the symptoms that are happening right now came into effect during and after the medication of 6 months on the Interferon and Ribavirin of about 4 or 5 years ago. These affects have never gotten better after I stopped taking this medication.
1722607 tn?1335751458 Correct. Interferon and Riba are required, and you and your doctor can choose between Inc or Vic. Generally speaking, Inc and Vic are very similar in their make up and the way that they work. My husband's doctor said that she is seeing similar results with both medications and about 1/2 of her patients are on one and 1/2 are on the other. She did indicate that possibly slightly more than 1/2 are on Inc.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had the interferon treatment and NOT needed the mood elevators???? Are the mood elevators absolutely necessary? I Hate the way they make me feel!!!!
493068 tn?1224768915 s increases your chances of clearing and may shorten your treatment time to 6 months. There are many people who treated more than once with Interferon and Ribavirin. I have heard its the new PI"s that if you do not clear you cannot treat with them again, because the virus will build a resistance. Hopefully someone who knows more about this can give you more information.
Avatar m tn Everything I have read says no, all failures are relapses, usually withing four weeks EOT and everyone on treatment that includes Sovaldi will become undetected at some point during treatment. I am not asking for myself but I did read something on another forum to this effect and am curious.
Avatar m tn Is anybody here that was actually cured by interferon + ribavirin from hepatitis C, genotype 1b? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Greetings, wishing all a return to health and happiness. My question and concerns pertain to the chronic problems I have encountered since my therapy. I did the year on Interferon and ribavirin, responded then came out of remission with a vengeance. The depression was unbearable, also the flu like symptoms. When I ended the therapy I had acquired fibromyalgia, hoshimoto's thyroiditis, increased viral count, GI problems, and a new personality!...
Avatar f tn My skin problems started around week 12 and got progressively worse for the next few months. Best to see a dermatologist for proper dx and treatment as many treatment induced skin disorders look similar but may require different treatment.
Avatar m tn I did not begin to have side effects from the ribavarn for the first 2 weeks, then my hemoglobin began to drop like a rock and it crashed (and so did I) after about 6 weeks. Interferon can cause depression and many doctors will start you on antidepressants before you begin your treatment. I did not experience this, just some mild anxiety. Side effects vary with time and every patient has a slightly different experience.
Avatar n tn There seems to have little or no research studies regarding Post Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin related side effects and so I put this question out to patients who have done this treatment.