Ribavirin and alcohol

Common Questions and Answers about Ribavirin and alcohol


476246 tn?1418874514 I dunno if I can answer this one --- cause it really depends on each person individually - their lifestyles and hours of sleeping. And some folks must follow regimen... and others - well they can do different things. But I tried to keep them 12 hours apart or more... but not more than 18 hours apart.
Avatar m tn However, everybody agrees that during treatment, not one drop! Alcohol keeps the Interferon and ribavirin from doing their job.
Avatar m tn I am 5 weeks into Sovaldi/Ribavirin treatment and all is going very well. I have been undetected since week two and I feel fine. I am cross country skiing in the Vermont mountains 3-4 times a week and feel good, maybe a little off but then I have been skiing quite a bit lately. I was out yesterday with a bunch of guys 10-20 years younger than me and I was the one waiting at the top of the climbs. The nurse practitioner at the hepatology department said I should exercise all I want.
29837 tn?1414538248 NM283 is a newer drug that combined with Peg Intron and Ribavirin is supposed to act on non-responders like myself. Naturally, I'm a little hesitant to enroll in this trial without further information, since I've failed three brutal treatments already. Has anyone gone through or anyone know someone who's gone through this NM238 clinical trial? If so, has there been any success or just more torture? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
233616 tn?1312790796 In comparison with corresponding plasma values of ribavirin following a high-purine meal, Cmax, AUC0-144 and AUC0-∞ of ribavirin following a low-purine meal were 136% (90% confidence internal [CI]: 120%-155%), 134% (90% CI: 118%-153%), and 139% (90% CI: 120%-159%), respectively. This study indicates that dietary purines have an effect on ribavirin absorption. Dosage regimens of ribavirin might need to be adjusted according to the purine content of the meal.
1225178 tn?1318984204 Therefore, HCV needs to be added to the list of factors that can activate PCT alongside alcohol, iron and estrogens. Other hepatitis viruses are seldom implicated in PCT, and it is not known how HCV activates PCT. There are several different viruses that cause hepatitis. A blood test for HCV infection has not been available for very long. HCV is most readily transmitted from one person to another by blood products.
Avatar f tn Dkus, I really, REALLY did not want to take the ribavirin but I'm 2 and a half days from finishing and it's been so much easier than I ever imagined. You can do this. It really is like jumping into a pool. Get it done!
Avatar n tn If you are using drugs and alcohol there is very little point in treating for HCV, and if your doctor knows you are not clean he/she should be hesitant to put you on tx. When you begin taking treatment drugs you will have to be faithful about complying with the treatment regimen, exen though you feel awful and would rather not take your meds on any given day. Are you prepared to do this? Treatment can be very difficult and if you are not going to see it through then why start?
Avatar f tn I just don't see a happy ending here whether he starts treatment or not. Do the best you can to get him help for his alcohol and drug problems and then start looking out for yourself.
1707536 tn?1334977677 I am not looking for a discussion or lecture on the evils of alcohol. And he's obviously aware that drinking is NOT liver-friendly and can cause one to forget to take their meds, etc. He's specifically looking for scientific evidence that shows that drinking alcohol in moderation will less one's chances of clearing the virus. Thanks...
Avatar n tn I have been treated in 13weeks now and my responding is so good that I shall only stay at Pegasys and Ribavirin in 24 weeks, and not 48 weeks which they told me first. I had genotype 1 and 2.
Avatar n tn I've been in remission from Hepatitis C for about 10 years after a years treatment of Interferon-A and Ribavirin. Is it safe to consume alcohol at this point of could it cause the virus to come back?
2105146 tn?1334597383 A total of 4061 subjects were enrolled, and 726 (18%) received treatment. Alcohol use (past and within 12 months) reduced treatment candidacy. Past alcohol use did not affect the end-of-treatment response, sustained virologic response (SVR), and treatment discontinuation rates. However, recent alcohol use resulted in higher treatment discontinuation (40% vs 26%; P = .0002) and tended to reduce the SVR (14% vs 20%; P = .
Avatar n tn A woman I know with two lovely daughters developed liver cancer and will die. So keep on keepin on and party hardy. Everyone knows that alcohol can and will interupt the entire process of interferon/ribavirin so if you like playing russian roulette with a loaded gun - go for it. so...if you think we don't take it seriously in here and we're being "mean" or something then you are wrong. But when someone posts the truth you have two choices - to take the advise or ignore it.
Avatar f tn Near as I can see people were laying out basic (and unhappy) truths about alcohol as it pertains to TX and HCV. Those truths may be unpleasant for one who is drinking. They are decidely less unpleasant than the alternative result or outcomes of 1) drinking while one has HCV or 2) attempting to drink alcohol while on treatment. (IMHO) I suspect that Joel asked the question already partially knowing the answer.
Avatar n tn The exception is if you have cirrhosis, and then no alcohol should be consumed. The following is the advice given in Australia and comes from http://www.hepatitisaustralia.com/about_hepatitis/drugs.html Alcohol There is a higher risk of developing liver disease, including cirrhosis, if you have hepatitis C and drink alcohol. Alcohol is also likely to affect your response to treatment, making treatment less effective.
1582614 tn?1310328508 My question is when my doc wrote the script I was 168 pds I quit drinking and lost weight now 153. Is 1200 mg of ribavirin too much for my weight. I read that's the dose for 165 and over. What happens if you start out with too high of a dose? How soon do you know if it's too much?
Avatar m tn I'm afraid I won't SVR and that I needed 24 weeks instead. I need good and uplifting news from those of you who were in similar health and treatment regime and reached SVR. I feel I would have been in a much better position if I would have tried IFN+RBV treatment in the past.
583625 tn?1221086929 Inner ear anomalies could also explain the majority of symptoms as the dizziness and disorientation can themselves produces lethagy and weakness. The stumbling and feeling like on alcohol, or sometimes feeling as if one is going to fall forward, or off to one side, can all be from ear disease. I had this condition myself, following a treatment with an antibiotic now know to cause hearing damage. charri, you might want to get that checked as a possible cause.
9364515 tn?1403330662 All of my other treatments (except one clinical trial I was in that didn't include Ribavirin)- I was on the Interferon and Ribavirin. I have more side effects from antidepressants than I do from being depressed, so for me, I do better w/o them. I am a firm believer with exercise. It helps alot of things including depression. Exercise doesn't have to be the same cookie cutter work-out routine for every person. Some people may prefer to swim. Others may enjoy walking outside.
13100769 tn?1445372717 I am genotype 3 and the doc is prescribing me Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks. I'm a little stressed out I wish I was able to take Harvoni. I'm just wondering if its going to be hard to manage on these medications and what my chances are of a cure after 24 weeks. Any input is welcome.
8683847 tn?1410760916 I am Genotype 1a, no cirrhosis and was prescribed Sovaldi, Olysio and Ribavirin. Curious what the Ribavirin addresses since I see some folks only have to take the Sovaldi and Olysio.
Avatar m tn If you have HCV you should drink NO ALCOHOL, NONE. Alcohol is a toxin to the liver. HCV is a disease that causes liver inflamation and damage and compromises the liver's ability to function properly. Adding alcohol to this has been likened to throwing gasoline on a fire. You can live without the alcohol, you can't do without a liver. End stage liver disease and failure is not a pretty way to exit the planet, either. Whatever you do: treat now or wait for a newer therapy, please don't drink.
Avatar n tn sorry but hard alcohol seems to "wash" Klonopin out of the system? 4 or 5 beers is workable with Klonopin? Sure youre docs are on board with that? Just asking my doc about something else, and I casually mentioned this to him, he just said "what?"....with all due respect. This is a liver disease board.
172336 tn?1202258241 My doc is one of the Hepatologists who says no alcohol on treatment, and no alcohol *while* you have this disease...and or until SVR status...there are many doctors who feel this way, he isn't the only one...My Own, a member of this board, posted a very enlightening video by the famous Dr. Dietrich, I can't find it and I wish she'd post it again, where Dr. Dietrich says "no alcohol with this disease." MO could you please post the link again, I'd like to see it again, thanks!
Avatar m tn “The future of HCV treatment is to suppress HCV with multiple oral antiviral agents without interferon and/or ribavirin,” the researchers wrote. “The observations of the present study strongly suggest that fibrosis regression, including resolution of cirrhosis, will occur in the vast majority of patients who will achieve SVR with these future therapies.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HCVguideslines.
Avatar f tn We believe that the increased production of new nerve cells during moderate alcohol consumption can be important for the development of alcohol addiction and other long-term effects of alcohol on the brain," says associate professor Stefan Brené. "It is also possible that it is the ataractic effect of moderate alcohol consumption that leads to the formation of new brain cells, much in the same way as with antidepressive drugs.
Avatar m tn Hey there, What an awesome family of support & information we belong to... I'm so thankful! I'm also wishing you all the best in treating & curing HCV fingertips~ I'm sure you will. And like Jimmy said, you definitely got lots of feedback & this forum( all of us, including you) will journey together on this path of all things hep c ~ treat, side effects & very hopefully cure.
Avatar n tn I asked the same question when I stopped tx. The answer is not known, but I speculate as follows: If people spontaneously resolve when they first are infected, which is a fact, I "speculate" there is a second chance if one is post tx for the same "dynamic" of the body being able to spontaneously resolve, assuming there are still critters at a low level in your system, be they quasi species of hcv, whatever.