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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 n tn Fewere symtoms, best results? Pegasys is a newer med but my doc wants to put me on Peg-intron?????? All that I've read, everyone prefers Pegasys....Anyone have a good doc in S.Fla?
Avatar m tn My treatment doctor prefers Pegasys (he runs Pegasys trials) and one of my primary consulting docs prefers Peg Intron (he runs Peg Intron trials). I also sense some bias in attitudes on the new PI's with those involved in the trials being more optimistic toward a particular PI and those not involved being less optimistic and perhaps more optimistic toward a PI they are trialing. The 'human nature' factor is always there, be it a doctor or not.
Avatar n tn In 2000, I tried Intron A/Ribaviron combination, Schering's predecessor to Peg-Intron. I lasted 7 weeks and had to stop due to severe sides. Before trying treatment again, I found research (posted on this site at some point) showing Pegasys had fewer sides and may better for type 1's. Also, some folks here reported fewer sides and better quality of life. My GI was cool either way.
Avatar n tn A few months back the required that I purchase all of my Peg-Intron and Rebetol from aAdvancedPCS SpecialtyRx, LLC. I can no longer get it from the local phamacy, who always have it in stock. The Company has been good about sending my meds on time, except during the holidays. They sent it to me almost a week late, and my injection night moved three days forward because of it.
Avatar n tn I just received my first shipment of Peg-Intron and Rebetol through PHC(Priority Healthcare). Does anyone know if I start with my first shot today am I stuck giving myself the Peg on Monday for the entire period of the treatment? Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn I was just informed yesterday that I am a non-reponder after 12 weeks of PEG Intron treatment. I am enrolled in a clinical trial for Peg Intron and needed to have a 2 log drop in my viral load, mine is .93. When I started treatment, my load was 1,267,442 IU, dropped to 92,854 WK2; elevated to 641,599 WK4 and I am now at 149,000 WK12. I am told this is considered non-responsive and have a meeting with a nurse and hep doc tomorrow.
Avatar f tn I may be saying it wrong my md wants me to take RIBA pack and Pegasus with Vic My reading on Pegasus is that it is slightly percentage better on SVR than peg intron I gotta do Vic will be less hard on my stomach and intestines than In ( have issues) But want to check in if any one knows of any studies that show one type of ribivarin more effective than another?
Avatar n tn I will start this Peg-Intron/Rebetol therapy next month and am scared. But I also I have incurred Kidney damage from my anti rejection medicines, so now my kidneys are functioning at 54%. I hear that the Peg-Intron is dangerous to the Kidneys, has anyone had any problems or any comments. Any hints on starting this treatment? I must admid I am very nervous, more so than before my transplant.
Avatar n tn Response rates for genotypes 2-6 is 75% with peg-intron dosage levels under 1.5 and under 800mg rebetol. For doses over that, it is 73%. I don't know what the relapse rate is.
Avatar n tn Does any one know if there is any particular danger in taking flu-shots while on the Peg-Intron/Rebetol treatment? Thanks.
Avatar n tn As far as I know there is no generic form of peg-interferon, there is only peg-intron and pegasys. I don't like taking generics either, I know it's just in my mind. There is a form of generic ribravin that replaces rebetol and copegys, but I would probably be too obsessed to take it.
Avatar n tn Schering-Plough firmly believes that implementing the Access Assurance program was the medically prudent and responsible course to take. The overwhelming response to PEG-INTRON and REBETOL combination therapy since its launch has recently led the company to conclude that demand for PEG-INTRON would exceed its near-term ability to ensure supply of product in the United States at current new-patient enrollment rates.
Avatar f tn HEY I FAILED WITH INTERFERON AND I FAILED WITH PEG-INTRON, NOW I'M GONNA TRY INFERGEN ,DAILY INJECTIONS ALONG WITH REBETOL. ANYBODY HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SAME THING.
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Avatar n tn 1-866-363-6379, opt 1 Hope that helps.
Avatar n tn In addition, an independent medical board is being established to review individual urgent medical requests for PEG-INTRON therapy. A dedicated supply of PEG-INTRON has been allocated.
90502 tn?1196367605 I could'nt remember the name of the ribavirin with peg-intron. It is Rebetol. Anyway, BOTH Rebetol and Copegus are brands of the drug Ribavirin so they should act the same with either brand of peg interferon. I believe.
Avatar n tn Also, is Peg Intron the same as Interferon.
Avatar f tn Product Name Hepatitis Type Parent Company Assistance Program Contact Information Infergen (interferon alfacon-1) Hepatitis C InterMune 888-696-8036 Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Schering Commitment to Care 800-521-7157 Rebetron (interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin) Hepatitis C Schering Commitment to Care 800-521-7157 PEG-Intron (peginterferon alfa-2b) Hepatitis C Schering Commitment to Care 800-521-7157 PEG-Intron / Rebetol Combination (peginterferon alfa-2b + rib
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.
Avatar f tn After a long fight with blue cross blue shield of Ga I finally got the pre approvel I needed. I found out what my meds are. It will be 600 mg of Rebetol and 150mg of the peg intron isnt the Rebetol kind of low. I been watching how much people on here are saying there taking this just seems lower then every one else. I start March 14 for 48 weeks and he knows I have to keep working I carry the Ins.
Avatar m tn Product Name Hepatitis Type Parent Company Assistance Program Contact Information Infergen (interferon alfacon-1) Hepatitis C InterMune 888-696-8036 Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Schering Commitment to Care 800-521-7157 Rebetron (interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin) Hepatitis C Schering Commitment to Care 800-521-7157 PEG-Intron (peginterferon alfa-2b) Hepatitis C Schering Commitment to Care 800-521-7157 PEG-Intron / Rebetol Combination (peginterferon alfa-2b + ribaviri
Avatar n tn '06 that just completed a 60 week treatment of Peg-intron and Rebetol. I was undetected at 12 weeks and stayed undetected through out the treatment. Unfortunately, the virus was detected 6 weeks after I stopped the treatment. I would really appreciate your thoughts on what you think would be the best course of action at this point. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn Yes, Pegatron is a treatment consisting of a form of pegalayted interfeon called "Peg Intron" and some pills called Rebetol (ribavirin). Pegalayted interferon last longer than regular interferon and therefore is usually only injected once per week. Not sure what you mean by "reviitrol"? Maybe you mean ribavirin? Are you currently on treatment or just considering?
Avatar m tn From Schering-Plough's (Merck's)PEG-Intron prescribing info: http://www.spfiles.com/pipeg-intron.pdf Effect of food on absorption of ribavirin: 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.
Avatar f tn As a Pegasys guy, don't know all that much about Peg Intron, but I imagine the same principle applies. If you're a slow responder, handling sfx OK -- and esp if you have significant liver damage -- then I suppose a very good argument could be made to increase the amount Peg Intron if your weight-gain puts you into the next category.
Avatar n tn I have been on Peg-Intron and Rebetol going on my 4th week. I have just started a new reaction and am wondering if anyone else has experienced it? As of Monday I have been getting shortness of breath and it is happening more often each day. Any replies would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I am on Peg-Intron and Rebetol. After shot 8-I started to break out in a red rash. It does not itch. It is spreading all over my body. I know that Benedryl is for itching, so I don't think that will help. Does anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?