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Avatar m tn I experienced some digestive upsets,insomnia and headaches, irritability, and a bit of a rash but most of my real discomfort was a result of extra hepatic manifestations due to HCV and cirrhosis. Most people feel irritable on the ribavirin but again the degree of 'riba rage' depends on the individual. My Dr. told me that almost all the people in my study complained of some side effects but that overall (nationwide) the reports were that sx were minimal.
Avatar f tn In a randomized, controlled study of ribavirin aerosol treatment of influenza A(H1N1) virus infection among college students, treated patients had a significantly shorter duration of fever than control patients. There was a trend of more rapid recovery in treated patients. Ribavirin, an antiviral drug with in vitro activity against both DNA and RNA viruses, is approved in the United States for the treatment of hepatitis C and respiratory syncytial virus.
158241 tn?1237723123 results from a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Kronenberger B et al. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether amantadine reduces deterioration of quality of life in patients with chronic hepatitis C during and after treatment with interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) and ribavirin.
Avatar m tn Is the idea for the Ribavirin to weaken the immune system in order for the Interferon to stay in a persons system longer? If thats the case, could coming-down with the common cold be fatal while on tx? And what kind of danger am I in if I contract a strain of the Flu thats supposed to hit this year, God forbid the H1N1?
Avatar n tn can anyone tell me if they ever got ativan,I was at drs office told him I felt hyper after my shot and was restless all week end, I am taken paxil and he gave me this ativan said it will relax me has any one tried this md any advice appriciated.
Avatar n tn you will find the Swedish pilot study using high dose ribavirin. In the study, they measured serum ribavirin levels using HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography). It does prove that riba takes a few weeks to build up hgher levels in your system.
135456 tn?1301441224 pdf It appears that aerosol administration of ribavirin allows the drug to go directly to the brain via the carotid arteries, while the parenterally administered drug must first pass the liver, where much of it is eliminated from the serum. Accumulation of ribavirin in the brain suggests that ribavirin is trapped within the aqueous compartments of the brain and has a greater half-life than it does in serum.
Avatar m tn Hi You mentioned that I should get ribavirin if I can get the Harvoni.Why would the ribo be helpful?I thought the Harvoni takes the place of the ribo.I have been on a combo with ribo a few times and always get anemic which is why my doc does not want me to use the ribo.But I am tired of taking these drugs which have all failed me since the 80s and I want this over with.