Ribavirin and interferon side effects

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Avatar n tn There seems to have little or no research studies regarding Post Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin related side effects and so I put this question out to patients who have done this treatment.
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.
Avatar n tn Two extra strenth tylenol actually work pretty well and I will be able to tolerate this for a year if I have to. I'm hoping it will taper off. Do anyone of you have these side effects to ribavirin? Thanks.
Avatar f tn I think the main one that I can isolate to the Riba is the total body dryness and the itching/rash. After just a day and a half without it (and everything else) I am much less thirsty. The rash and itching still persist, though.
Avatar m tn Side effects from sofosbuvir and ribavirin treatment are listed in the top line results of the clinical trials. "In FISSION (Genotype 2/3 treatment-naïve), just 1% of patients receiving 12 weeks of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin discontinued therapy. However, a higher rate — 11% — of patients who received 24 weeks of peginterferon plus ribavirin stopped treatment.
188500 tn?1207368551 At about week 4 insomnia set in. I can't sleep, toss and turn until 4 or 5 in the morning, then get about 2 hours sleep. I have a very short temper and have to watch myself so I don't get mad about nothing. I'm sure it's the riba.
Avatar m tn my qestion is interferon and ribavirin is the new medicine for hcv i want to know abour side effect of this medicine and can person completlt overcome from this disease with this medicine
Avatar n tn There can be some high points and like I have said before my side effects, to date, have been less then what I expected and that alone has made me joyous, I think I have stopped waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Avatar n tn Its been 8 days since the last dose of pegasys and 2 days since the last dose of ribavirin but the nausea and other problems are still there.My question is how much long does it take for nausea to go away after the treatment is stopped?Are there any other considerations that we need to take? An early response would be highly appreciated Thanks and God bless All.
Avatar n tn I am going to start on Interferon Maintenance and would like to know if the side effects are similar to the treatment? I completed interferon/ribaviron in 2004 but did not have a SVR. I just finished a week of Infergen/Ribavirin and quit the treatment. It was just too intolerable. Anyone need Infergen?
Avatar m tn BTW: There never was a "98% cure rate for peg-interferon and ribavirin treatment for hepatitis C and there still isn't. If there was, there would be very few people chronically infected with hepatitis C instead of millions. As far as your husband having cluster headaches. Just because a person has hepatitis C doesn't mean they aren't going to have other diseases and conditions too.
Avatar n tn Did anyone experience the same thing (depression and fatigue) after the interferon treatment? And if so, is there any solution to this (except for seeing a shrink :( )? Also, I read on a lot of medical websites that interferon should be combined with something else like lamivudine. But the doctors said that's only for HCV. Is this true? Thanks in advance.
Avatar m tn Are you having side effects from the Interferon? I finished treatment nearly 4 years ago and happy to say the Hep C has been in control but have terrible joint pain and a host of other problems . Was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia (another name). I don't want to sound like a whiner. I just hope to find someone who is having similiar experiences and if there are any studies being done. I've tried talking with my doctors and they evade.
1838299 tn?1403496143 Like Susan400, my doctor wouldn't allow me to take the Sovaldi/ Olysio combo because of my partial and poor response and side effects I experienced with Victrelis (Boceprovir) and RIBA/Interferon. This go around I've had some tough days, but really am functioning pretty normal except for a couple days after my shot. I had quite a drop in my WBC as well, but it has leveled off since week 6.
Avatar n tn Also, if you google the subject, some of the old studies on HCV and ED, and also Interferon and ED should be available. Its an interesting subject, near and dear to our hearts...or some other organ.
Avatar n tn It's quite personal to each person whether or not to start tx, and yes it is quite scary when you research the side effects. You must weight out the risks and benefits. Benefits: you are a 2 which mean half the tx time of 1's, female, minimal damage, and under 50 years of age AND 2's have a better cure rate. Risks: you have probably read them by now and if you have had hcv for many years it is not going away.
Avatar f tn The interferon you are talking about is called Infergen, Consensus Interferon. There haVe been plenty of people in here over the last years that have done this form of treatment however most people just do the weekly interferon and riba combo. Google up Infergen and you'll have it. Unfortunately most of the sides are the same as with weekly - but they can be more hard core.
Avatar n tn The doctor has suggested and is highly recommending peg intron and interferon therapy... I have mixed feeling after looking up the side effects and reading some of the stuff on Lloyd website, I am questioning my own beliefs.I am scared, and uncertain of what to do. oh and i'm type 1.
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 n tn 5 VL Copies apx BMI Body Mass Index WHR Waist to Hip Ratio Drug Acronyms IFN Interferon (Alpha 2a / Alpha 2b) NPIA Non-Pegylated Interferon Alpha PegIFN Pegylated Interferon (Alpha 2a / Alpha 2b) CIFN Consensus Interferon (Infergen/alphacon) RBV Ribavirin RVN Ribavirin Riba Ribavirin WBR Weight Based Ribavirin WBD Weight Based Dose FDR Fixed Dose Ribavirin LDR Low Dose Ribavirin (Same as FDR) EPO Erythropoietin Epoetin alfa (Epogen/Procrit), Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp) Neup Neupo
318582 tn?1248122151 a high prevalence of genotype 1, problems in achieving full doses of IFN and RBV because of side effects, and a risk of complications related to impaired liver function. As mentioned above, the objective is not to reduce the viral load at transplantation because this has not been shown to decrease the rate and severity of recurrence, in contrast to HBV cirrhotic patients.
1722607 tn?1335751458 Inc and Vic are both so new and have only been approved and used for 6-7 months, other than in the clinical trials, so for the most part doctors are introducing them slowly into their practices, as patients on the triple therapies require close monitoring for side effects and response. Therefore many doctors and nurse practitioners who directly manage the care of triple therapy patients are still learning as well. The pharmacists in the specialty pharmacies are still learning too.
Avatar n tn those little promises about the future? Afraid, that's not treatment related side effects, but rather male-related side effects :) ------------ More seriously, treatment does take a toll on us both physically and mentally. Many of us experience coginitive problems of all sort including memory loss. In fact, some report more cognitive problems post treatment than even during treatment. My doctor calls it "interferon hangover". Hopefully it will pass with time. All the best.
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 I did not experience this, just some mild anxiety. Side effects vary with time and every patient has a slightly different experience. You can expect to experience some or all of; fatigue, dry skin and rash, hair loss, muscle aches, aching joints, hemolytic anemia, insomnia, mouth sores, weight loss, appetite loss, irritability, anxiety, dehydration and I'm sure there are others that escape me at the moment.
Avatar f tn There seems to be alot of people on this site that are non responders or have taken 3-4-5 treatments and still have HCV. What % get the Interferon/ribavin and are cured?. Cure meaning they no longer have HCV for the rest of their life, unless reinfected?