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Avatar n tn I am taking Pegintron/Rebetol for Hep C (11 weeks into treatment)and am having some sinus problems. I live in the mid-west and the rag weed and mold counts are off the charts. I have never really suffered from allergies before, but understand that the rebetol can cause sinus problems. Am I more prone to have allergies due to the meds and if so what can I do? Dose asprin and ibuprofen makes things worse? Any help is greatly apperciated!
Avatar f tn Ive done this before,it also depends on the amount of time you missed the dose,i missed a few times,and i was only a few hours late.but if you totally forgot to take the dose by the time you next one was due,there aint too much ya can do,except just keep on scedule...BTW....get some alarms set up .i had 3 clocks set up.and get a pill box...
Avatar f tn Thanks Just checking on the riba to get the most bang for the buck!
Avatar n tn Quite a few people lose their thyroids in this treatment-- it's no big deal, just means you have to be on thyroid hormone, and once you get the dose right, you feel fine. The bad thing about losing your thyroid is NOT KNOWING. Symptoms: depression, weight gain, loss of hair, fatigue. On these hepC meds, you have so many side effects that you wouldn't know if you had hypothyroid side effects too. Insist that your doctor check your thyroid regularly.
Avatar n tn I have hep c I'm a 1a my viro is 7-9 million+. I started on 0.28 peg-intron, 800mg rebetol. Week 5 my red blood cell count started dropping from 13 to 10 at week 9 my rbc was 9.6 so they change my rebetol to 600mgs. After one week we rechecked my rbc and it is still going down it's 9.4 I go in tue. for more blood work. I'm on the IdealStudy. Just wanting to know if anyone can give me any info on what to maybe expect to happen. I feel like I'm breezing through the study at the present time.
Avatar f tn After not having a big response at week 4 and I would imagine looking at your hgb he decided to increase your dose. If that is the case I think he did a good job for you. If he started too low based on your weight by mistake it's a different story. How much do you weigh? do you know where your hgb was at week four and where it stands now? At four weeks if you were und your chance of svr is definitely greater then at 12 weeks.
1976414 tn?1326174923 and 1000 mg's of riba since I started triple therapy. In 16th wk now and stopped the Inc. Jan 22...is this a normal dose? Sounds like everyone else is taking a lower dose? Just wonderin... Thanks :) you guys are the best...
Avatar f tn With Copegus you get 1000 mg riba up to 75 kg, so if that is the brand of riba you are taking, that would explain your dose. Copegus and Rebetol are just different brand names of the same drug though, so I figure you can safely follow the more detailed weight based dosing of Rebetol, which is as stated above 800 mg riba below 65 kg.
Avatar f tn Part II of the HCV SPRINT-1 study explored a low-dose ribavirin strategy in which boceprevir was given in combination with PEGINTRON and low-dose REBETOL for 48 weeks. SVR for the low-dose REBETOL arm was 36 percent (n=21/59) compared to 50 percent for a 48-week control arm with PEGINTRON and standard-dose REBETOL plus boceprevir (n=8/16).
Avatar n tn Hubby realized yesterday that he missed tues. night dose of riba. We think the coordinator told him at the beginning that if that happens just to continue as normal and not to worry about it. I have heard some of you make it up by taking extra. Is that what your dr told you to do? I told hubby that and he took an extra one last night. Probably wont today because today is shot day.
Avatar n tn lyric,i am on week 19 of tx. my first week i took 25% dose of pegasys, 2nd week a 50% dose, 3rd week and since a full dose. copegus was added to my therapy at 800mg at week 8 and increased to 1000mg at week 12. as for the sides, the first week was kinda hard but tolerable for me. the addition of the copegus made me feel different, overall not too bad of sides. nothing that small doses paxil and xanax couldnt take care of.
3103006 tn?1414815486 also reduced me Rebetol from 1000 to 400, after my hgb, dropped from 107 to 91, so for the last 10 days I am on that dose. I am on week 10 of treatment.As I can see, more or less hgb starts to fall more serious, around week 10. I have not been yet on Procrit, but I am thinking of it. It is not easy to find that medicaton in a free marked easy , where I live. It is important that I am UND at week 4, YEAAAAAH!
Avatar n tn Ok things look slow so i'll fill ya in what happen when i took it upon myself to reduce my dose of rebetol.. history- i had a 1.6 drop in hemoglobin in a 4 week period last month down to 12.7...not terrible...but i am halfway thru 48 week tx and it seemed odd that this would happen so late in the game.. 12 wk pcr <500 24 wk pcr <50 starting weight 189 current weight 166 my dose of rebe had been 1200 i lowered my dose by 200 to 1000 in two weeks my hemoglobin went back up to 13.
Avatar m tn Conjeevaram, MD, MSc Ribavirin exposure after the first dose is predictive of sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C K. Rajender Reddy, MD Potential for hepatitis C virus resistance to nitazoxanide or tizoxanide Tarek Hassanein, MD ----- I will try do do some copy and paste's later but anyone with access please jump right in. At first glance looks like some very interesting and infomative reads.
Avatar f tn That said you need to check out your Rebetol dose. Something is strange with your dosing. Generally, 800 mg Rebetol is the lowest dose given, while 150 mcg PegIntron is the highest. May I ask how much you weigh? Are you genotype 1? An easy way to look at if you are getting the correct weight based doses is to do these calculations: 1. Calculate your weight in kilos (your weight in lbs divided by 2.2). 2. Divide your ribavarin dose by your weight in kilos.
189269 tn?1189759425 I was very concerned to learn Wyeth criteria for riba dose was 1,000 mg for my weight of 186, which I felt wasn't enough based on everything I have learned here...THANK YOU ALL. Doc came in and encouraged me to participate anyway. I asked how he would dose me at if I wasn't participating in the trial, and after he conferred with his NP he said 1200 mg,, but that it didn't really matter, he still wanted me to begin. I took a pass and will wait for the next trial opportunity.
Avatar n tn 1a started tx @ 189# currently hanging aroung 166#, 20th week. 120 peg, 1200 rebetol. 12 week pcr <500, heptimax in 2 or 3 weeks i know the reference materials say at <165# the rebetol dose should be 1000. question- anyone experience dose reduction due to weight loss? my GI never weighs me so it is up to me if i want to say anything...
Avatar m tn These effects occurred at doses as low as one twentieth of the recommended human dose of ribavirin. REBETOL therapy should not be started until a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to planned initiation of therapy." http://www.rxlist.com/rebetol-drug/warnings-precautions.htm Since you are pregnant, you need to be seen ASAP by a competent Obstetrician who can monitor you and the baby for any problems.
1084115 tn?1385232189 Your doctor has created his own hybrid by using Merck's Victrelis but replacing Merck's rebetol/pegintron and their dosing recommendations with the correct dosing for pegasys/copegus if it was used with Incivek. Personally although this is off the beaten path I don't see a problem with it because many people experience less side effects with pegasys but the efficacy is similar.
Avatar f tn "PegIntron should be administered as a subcutaneous injection at a dose of 1.5 mcg/kg." If this is the case, why is the dose for 66-75 kg 100 mcg PegIntron? 66x1.5 = 99 mcg 75x1.5 = 112.5 mcg I have gained 15 lbs while on tx, and my weight is now 75 kg (165 lbs). My doc won't let me increase the PegIntron, since the limit for 120 mcg is 76 kg. Also the dosage of Rebetol is different from Copegus. At 76 kg you get 1200 mg Copegus, but only 1000 mg Rebetol. Why?
Avatar m tn The incidence of severe adverse events in the PEGINTRON/REBETOL combination therapy trial was 23% in the INTRON A/REBETOL group and 31-34% in the PEGINTRON/REBETOL groups. Dose reductions due to adverse reactions occurred in 42% of patients receiving PEGINTRON (1.5 mcg/kg)/REBETOL and in 34% of those receiving INTRON A/REBETOL. In a study with weight-based ribavirin, there was a higher rate of anemia among patients in the weight-based dosing group (29%) compared to the flat-dosing group (19%).
Avatar n tn I have been on tx for 3 weeks now (although I was on it for the month of Nov and had to stop due to low WBC & RBC). Right now I am taking a half dose of PEG and 800 mg of Rebetol. Over the last week I have developed a dry throat, shortness of breath, and a cough. No signs of a cold at all. The product info for Rebetol states that these can be a side affect. I didn't experience this the first go around at all. I drink tons of water (I could probably float a cruise ship!).
Avatar n tn It's all good. Same stuff. Rebetol, Ribavirin, Copegus - pills, tablets, capsules...pink, white, blue, tan.......... Don't sweat it. I have a whole huge bottle of Copegus that I never took (someone gave to me when I went from insurance to C2C along with about 500 Ribas) if you want them. I can send them out to you no problem. I won't be taking them - I'm done with all pills tomorrow, finally :) Let me know and I'll hook you up. I am not going to through this stuff out you know?
Avatar f tn SVR for Peg-Intron plus Rebetol combination therapy is 41% for genotype 1, and 82% for genotypes 2 through 6. Peg-Intron is a reconstituted powder that is dosed according to a person's weight. Roche’s Pegasys plus Copegus: SVR for Pegasys plus Copegus combination therapy is 44-51% for genotype 1, and 70-82% for genotypes 2 through 6. Pegasys is a ready-made solution that is dosed at 180µg regardless of a person's weight.
1253246 tn?1332076910 Personally, I take my first dose after breakfast, at which I always eat either some sausage, ham steak, or bacon. For the evening dose, I usually just have an ice cream bar and a trail mix bar, then down the meds. Once in a while I'll fix a peanut butter sandwich. Tried avocado, but it was quite unappetizing to me.
Avatar m tn 5 mcg/kg once weekly) and REBETOL (800-1400 mg daily based on patient weight) therapy followed by the addition of boceprevir to the combination for 24 or 44 weeks (totaling 28 or 48 weeks of treatment), boceprevir in combination with PEGINTRON and REBETOL at the doses described above for 28 or 48 weeks, and, in Part II of the study, boceprevir in combination with PEGINTRON and low-dose REBETOL (400-1000 mg daily based on patient weight) for 48 weeks, compared to a control of PEGINTRON (1.
Avatar m tn http://www.rxlist.com/htmlchunks/rxlist_tablePopup.html: Daily Dose REBETOL Body weight kg (lbs): 40-50 (87-111) 800 mg/day 51-60 (112-133) 800 mg/day 61-65 (134-144) 800 mg/day . 66-75 (145-166) 1000mg/day 76-80 (167-177) 1000mg/day 81 – 85 (178-187) 1200 mg/day 86-105 (188-231) 1200 mg/day > 105 ( > 231) 1400 mg/day As you can see, someone who weighs anywhere between 87 and 144 pounds is advised to take 800 mg of Rebetol, according to the table.
Avatar m tn (841 kcal, 53.8 g fat, 31.6 g protein, and 57.4 g carbohydrate) in a single-dose pharmacokinetic study.
Avatar m tn Both AUC and C-MAX increased by seventy percent when Rebetol Capsules were administered with a high fat meal: (841 kcal, 53.8 g fat, 31.6 g protein, and 57.4 g carbohydrate) in a single-dose pharmacokinetic study.” I’m unaware of any studies that correlate following this regime with SVR rates; while it might be *intuitively* correct, I’m not sure there is any supporting science behind it.