Interferon ribavirin hepatitis c

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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?
Avatar n tn I have the kind of HCV positive(chronic) that does not respond so wellto interferon treatments. I have choosen to try this Interferon-Ribavirin therapy regardless with hopes of getting better. I start this therapy soon after the new year.I live in Bend,Oregon and feel I need to attend a support group either for Interferon-Ribavirin therapy users or HCV positive(chronic) patients. Do you know if there are support groups in my area????
Avatar n tn How to decide to do interferon/ribavirin? I am having a great deal of ambivalence about beginning this treatment. And a lot of fear. The docs think I should go ahead -- I've probably had Hep C for close to 30 years (I'm 46) from one incident of "we have to try everything once" injecting heroin. I've been diagnosed for 5 years, genotype 2B with a biopsy five years ago grade 1 stage 0. I have quite a bit of fatigue and have struggled (under control at this time) with clinical depression.
Avatar n tn is when it persists longer than 6 months HCV Acronyms HCV Hepatitis C Virus AHC Acute Hepatitis C CHC Chronic Hepatitis C G or GT Genotype RNA RiboNucleic Acid DNA DeoxyriboNucleic Acid Tx Treatment, Therapy (can also mean Transplant) Bx Biopsy Dx Diagnosis Sx Symptoms, Side Effects Rx Prescription Hx History SOC Standard of Care ITT Intent to Treat RVR Rapid Virological Response (4 Week PCR - UND EVR Early Virological Response (12 Week PCR - >2 Log Drop) EVC Early Virolog
318582 tn?1248122151 randomized study of the effect of treatment duration and ribavirin dose, Ann Intern Med 140 (2004), pp. 346–355. [3] J.S. Crippin, T. McCashland, N. Terrault, P. Sheiner and M.R. Charlton, A pilot study of the tolerability and efficacy of antiviral therapy in hepatitis C virus-infected patients awaiting liver transplantation, Liver Transpl 8 (2002), pp. 350–355. [4] R.M. Thomas, J.J. Brems, G. Guzman-Hartman, S. Yong, P. Cavaliere and D.H.
527321 tn?1212634082 Interferon is part of the one-two punch combination of drugs used to treat Hep C. 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.
1722607 tn?1335751458 Both of these drugs, VIC and INC are protease inhibitors that, when combined with Interferon and Ribavirin, significantly improve the chances of getting rid of Hepatitis C. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Long-term-side-effects-of-interferon/show/866107 http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/Members-Comment-on-Side-Effects-of-the-Treatment-Drugs-During--After-Treatment-/show/530?
Avatar m tn Is anybody here that was actually cured by interferon + ribavirin from hepatitis C, genotype 1b? Thanks!
493068 tn?1224768915 I completed the 48 weeksof Peg Interferon and Ribavirin Feb 2006 and have never been the same. I cleared the virus so far and feel very positive about this. I have never felt this sick and weak before the treatment. I have memory problems,weakness-fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headaches, severe facial and ocular Rosacea, depression panic attacks. I was very active before treatment going to yoga and work.
Avatar m tn 49 previously untreated participants with genotype 2 or 3 chronic hepatitis C were randomly assigned to receive telaprevir alone (750 mg every 8 hours), telaprevir with pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) plus 800 mg ribavirin, or pegylated interferon/ribavirin with placebo for 2 weeks. All participants then received pegylated interferon/ribavirin through week 24 (the standard duration of treatment for these genotypes).
Avatar f tn Antiviral therapy which is currently pegylated interferon and ribavirin can eradicate the hepc virus which will cease the liver damage. If treatment is successful meaning the virus is eradicated, after a period of time liver histology may improve. Without successful treatment the liver will continue to degenerate. Newer drugs called protease inhibitors are expected to be released sometime in 2011 which will be used in conjunction with pegylated interferon and ribavirin.
Avatar n tn when do the effects of interferon, Riboviron, and victrelis for Hep C treatment leave your system?
Avatar n tn I have no health insurance and no income to provide for treatment with Interferon and ribavirin. Is there any way to support me?
Avatar n tn My Pegasys nurse says : about 1 month for interferon and about 70 days for ribavirin. Ribavirin can sometimes be detected in the blood 6 months after completion of tx. I suppose everyone is different. At 6 weeks post, for me, I noticed more saliva. This showed me that the meds were dissipating.
Avatar n tn You need to ask your doctor about an aggressive treatment with possibly double dosing of interferon for the first four weeks. The secret to beating hepatitis c is to knock it out quickly before it can fight back. See your doctor-good luck.
348159 tn?1233173307 Hep c is treatable. The treatment today is Interferon shots once a week and several Ribavirin pills every day. The length of treatment is either 24 or 48 weeks depending on the Genotype of Hep c that the patient has. There is a lot to do before treatment. The patient needs to go to a specialist either a Gastro or hepatoligist. They will do blood work to determine what type of Hep c and how much damage has been caused. And then they will either recommend for or against treatment.
Avatar m tn http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/c-hcv-viral-load "With HCV, viral burden in hepatitis C does not necessarily predict the natural history of clinical disease. And therefore, patients need to understand that we use that measurement to help us guide therapy and response to therapy. We use it in conjunction with other types of laboratory data -- liver enzymes, liver biopsies sometimes, and viral genotype. Taken all together, these tests give us a snapshot of what is going on.
87972 tn?1322664839 Virological response to interferon-based therapy at week 8 is as likely to accurately predict which chronic hepatitis C patients will go on achieve sustained response as the usual 12-week stopping algorithm, according to a study published in the May 2010 Journal of Viral Hepatitis. Using this earlier cut-off for treatment discontinuation could spare patients the side effects and cost of additional futile therapy.” http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2010/0713_2010_b.
Avatar n tn org/hepatitis-c/articles/Managing-Side-Effects-of-Hepatitis-C-Treatment/2259 We really hope that your Hep C hasn't come back, and you won't need this information!
Avatar f tn mid=WC0b01ac058004d5c1 22/11/2013 European Medicines Agency advises on compassionate use of daclatasvir Opinion concerns use in combination with sofosbuvir in patients with chronic hepatitis C in urgent need of therapy to prevent progression of liver disease The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has given an opinion on the use of daclatasvir in combination with sofosbuvir in the treatment of chronic (long-term) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection,
135456 tn?1301441224 a randomized trial.Hepatology. 2007 Oct;46(4):971-81. PMID: 17894303 HgB decline seems a reasonable proxy for concentration, but I've never seen that documented. Testing for effective drug concentration is supposed to happen as part of the early phases of testing so I suppose at this stage the main impetus for such a test would be data showing that patients with similar dosages exhibit a wide range of concentrations. BTW the 14.
1547916 tn?1294284211 Wrong Forum. HOW DO I DELETE MY OWN POST? Moderator pls? This has been re-posted in the Hepatitis C forum.
Avatar m tn 53 The combination of pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin is the standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C. Our recent clinical study suggests that ribavirin augments the induction of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) in patients treated for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In order to further characterize the mechanisms of action of ribavirin, we examined the effect of ribavirin treatment on ISG induction in cell culture.
Avatar n tn OK. I have another question concerning hepatitis c. I tested reactive to hepatitis c antibodies and have now the doctor is doing further testing. If it shows I do not have active hepatitis c then what? Is that it? Or do I have to go for yearly checkup or what? thanks.
Avatar f tn Mild cases can be treated by avoiding cold temperatures. Standard hepatitis C treatments usually work for patients who have hepatitis C and mild or moderate cryoglobulinemia. However, the condition can return when treatment stops. Severe cryoglobulinemia (involves vital organs or large areas of skin) is treated with corticosteroids and other medications that suppress the immune system. Treatment may also involve plasmapheresis.
583625 tn?1221086929 "2 things come to mind, besides the obvious anemia, one is your ammonia level. Get it checked." High ammonia is associated with encephalopathy and liver failure. He said he had all the same symptoms during treatment and obviously, during treatment he wasn't decompensated. Otherwise, he wouldn't have been on treatment since decompensation is a contraindication for treatment. "You need 3 BM's a day and low protein diet whenever you have liver disease." That is NOT TRUE!
Avatar f tn I have not heard from an authoritive source that it is possible to be antibody negative for hepatitis C and have been infected.Quite the opposite in fact.I have observed this man's activities since 2000 and could entertain you for hours with details of the inconsistincies,changes of story and astonishing opportunism he has exhibted.I did challenge him head to head by email long ago but he was capable only of ranting.