Ribavirin and pegasus

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Avatar m tn So please does anybody knows something about this? I mean corticosteroids plus Pegasus ? May Pegasus provoke my Uveitis which is autoimmune disease I've been suffering for 30 years and taking corticosteroids orally from time to time.
Avatar n tn I am 22 yr old and i have hepatitis c genome 3 and i am taking pegasus\once weekly and ribavirin since 19-6-08 my question is have i to do weekly CBC or I can do every 2weeks before the injection ?
1986676 tn?1329866071 Although my rash was largely a severe reaction to the Incivek, he wanted to give my body a chance to clear the majority of the rash. We could not rule out the role that the ribavirin and the interferon may have played in my allergic reaction to treatment. As a side note, the rash is not entirely resolved. The place on my right arm that we suspected might be an injection site reaction, continues to grow in size - every time I have a shot, although i am taking those in the belly now.
483814 tn?1214315080 That has some bearing on SVR rates and that's why I ask. Also, as Zazza asked, wondering what your dosage of ribavirin and interferon were and what your weight is. It's now becoming the accepted course of treatment to do weight-based ribavirin and I believe it to be essential. Not enough ribavirin can Not sure what you mean by how people in the forum will react to the fact that you have been treated for HIV for the last 15 years.
Avatar n tn pegylated interferon and ribavirin PLUS either boceprevir or telaprevir You will be given a treatment regimen based in large part on your genotype. Genotype refers to the "strain" of hepatitis C virus that a person has. There are six genotypes. In the United States, genotype 1 is the most common, followed by genotype 2 and 3. People with genotype 1 generally are given triple therapy. People with genotype 2 and 3 are given dual therapy. http://www.hepatitis.va.
Avatar n tn Will the Pegasus work without CoPegasus, I'm getting alot of side effects, I cant sleep and itchy rash's, I can handle the Pegasus alone but the Copegasus makes me feel bad. My liver function test are normal. Has anybody gotten rid of the hep without it?
310500 tn?1227304634 Give them to the doc, return them, give them to some non-profit org? I know they are very expensive and it seems like such a waste to discard them. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know. I will see the doc soon for my EOT results, so I also planned to ask him.
Avatar f tn MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, reported that final results from a Phase III study of VICTRELIS™ (boceprevir), its investigational oral hepatitis C protease inhibitor, added to peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys®) and ribavirin therapy demonstrated significantly higher sustained virologic response (SVR)1 rates in adult patients who failed previous treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 compared to a control group receiving peginterferon alfa-2a and riba
Avatar f tn They told me that I could do the Pegasys/Ribavirin and be cured by July or to wait until August for when the new treatment is approved by my health insurance and be cured by October (by the way, I have genotype 2a). Me, being the type of person whom likes to take care of things immediately decided on the older treatment. I'm currently waiting on the call so they can FedEx me the medications.
Avatar f tn The before insurance price for 180 1 time a week pegasus and 800 riba was 2200 for me.
Avatar n tn I take the 180ml Pegasus also and inject each Friday and then Saturday I take 300ml of Nuprogen. Better than ten years ago when I had to inject every other night. wishing you all the best as you get started and if you get to feeling a little phyco or just need someone to vent harshly on try Flguy, can do, JmJm, Beamish, or a couple of others. Remember I'm the sweet one. Good luck.
Avatar m tn If they don't it isn't necessary to add an additional 20 g of fat or more with each ribavirn dose. They can dose riba AM with Incivek and eat a non low fat meal PM and dose the ribavirin. As long as they're eating with food that contains some fat and again, it doesn't have to be 20 g or more, they should be fine.
Avatar f tn I hve been taking pegasus and copegus since Oct. 2 2007. My side effects are not daily or severe (except for the fatigue and this crazy fungus in my mouth,painful!). I have been severely anemic and have been getting 80m units of procrit for 3 or 4 months now. My platelets are non existant. I had been taking 5 ribavirin then it is now been discontinued completely. As I understand it the interferon can do nothing without the ribavirin? Is this true? My potassium is extremely low.
Avatar f tn I used them a couple of years ago, and they supplied both interferon and ribavirin to me free of charge. Call the appropriate number Monday, and see what they have to say: Pegassist (Roche Pegasys system): 1-877-734-2797 Commitment to Care (Schering- Plough PEG-Intron system): 1-800-521-7157 So sorry to hear about your wife. Have you had a biopsy yet to help ascertain how much damage/fibrosis you might have sustained already? Do you know your genotype?
Avatar f tn i gave myself my 6th shot 11 hours ago.day 33 into treatment with 180mcg pegasus and 400 mg ribavirin 2 x day.i woke up with slightly swollen face,mostly around eye area and hands are swollen.not real bad but enough to be annoying and i could never get my rings on, or off.God forbid if i had fallen asleep with them on ! anyone else experience this ? thinks its the meds ? WBC this week 2.5,RBC 3.96,neuts 37%.willl have viral load update mid week.........thanks.............
438695 tn?1205094180 Get a referral for dermatology for the rash. I did clear with Sovaldi/Ribavirin/Pegasus. It took months before I felt better. Keep up with your good Tx diet, and keep drinking lots of water, it takes a long time for the drugs to clear your body.
Avatar f tn Hi, it sounds like your doing well on tx! I just got news today that hcv is "undetectable". Yay! I still have to finish my tx, but I can do this, just like we all can and just HAVE TO! I'm on triple therapy which,for me, is Sovaldi,Pegasus & Ribavirin. I have had quiet a few side effects...
Avatar f tn Hi Loki I did the Sovaldi /Ribavirin combo for 12 weeks. It took me 2 months post Tx to start to feel semi normal. It's now been 4 months since ending Tx, and everyday I feel better and better. In fact, have never felt this good my entire life. The medical community says it does take 6 months for the Ribavirin to clear your system. Not sure about the interferon but sure others will chime in. Be well ...
Avatar n tn Researchers believe that Viramidine will not cause the severity of anemia that Ribavirin can. I started the study Dec 03 (it is blinded and I don't know if I am on Ribavirin or Viramidine). One of the reasons I started was because I don't have health insurance (got laid off and couldn't afford Cobra), and of course, now I can't get health insurance because of Hep c - wonderful country we live in - isn't it?
Avatar f tn Hi, I am on the triple tx of Sovaldi, Pegasus, and Ribavirin, and have been working the entire time. Day 38 of 84. Timing is everything. I get my shot on Friday nights, am finding drinking tons of water, keeping calorie intake up really helps. Am eating lots of small meals during the day. Am ususlly fine by Monday. I can work from home... telecommute, so it helps in managing stress, and can rest when I need to. Otherwise, I hardly do anything else.
Avatar m tn I have notification on my mail. Admins???? I still have not cured.
Avatar f tn last weeks labs.just did shot # 9 of pegasus,and been on ribavirin 800 mg 2 x day: WBC 2.0 , THE NORM 4.0-11,0 RBC 3.90 THE NORM 3.96-12.0 CALCIUM 8.9 NEUTS 0.8 THE NORN IS 1.8 - 7.8 im genotype 2 stage 2 HCV treating for 24 weeks. I have been getting some days where all i want to do is lay in bed and have no strenght to even go up the steps without stopping to sit before i can go back down.other days i can do my errands and go to store.
Avatar n tn all i know is i am genotype 2,and Dr tells me its treatable,and can be cured with 6 months of pegasus injections,and pills called riba...something.i have no ide how i got this,or when it was contracted.i am seeing a GI doctor for now,awaiting my biopsy results.i had an ultrasound of liver and they said it looked good,but i have a mild fatty liver.the technician said she saw nothing else,and the report showed nothing else.so i guess the biopsy will tell all...ill let you know as soon as i know...
Avatar n tn Ok, I have a few questions: 1. I did have hep-c, but the pegasus/ribavirin erased it from my system. Now that its gone, can the liver repair itself? Does a liver do that? Will it get rid of the cirossis? 2. Will a board consider me for a transplant if needed, if they know I was on methadone, or will I be turned down because I got help with an addiction? I forgot the last question lol sorry.
142841 tn?1201978652 Baseline viral load: 11,100,000 4 week: 20 8 week: UND! Taking sovaldi/ribavirin/pegasus, GT 1A, compensated cirrhosis. LFT now within normal range. In the home stretch...
7469840 tn?1409849436 I am on Sovladi, Pegasus, and Ribavirin for 12 weeks—and they are working—even on my uncommon genotype 4! Over a third way through treatment, day 33, 51 days to go! Doc has adjusted Ribavirin up and down and back up again, my hemoglobin has evened out, white blood cell count down a little bit, but otherwise other blood levels are normal. So excited this is working, makes the temporary side effects worth it!
Avatar n tn Hello, new new to the group, I have type 1 stage 1, began with 2+million vl, after 5 months of pegasus and copegasus, lost 20lbs, sides effects are becoming worse-major headaches daily, insomnia is becomming worse. Dr. suggests stopping treatment-seeing a phyc or giong in the hospital. Dr. is very conservative on meds. has me taking loratab and ambien. Neither work. Am seeing a new dr.
1990276 tn?1328682015 then Tuesday night i will inject my first dose of pegasus with a dose of ribavirin and incivek. in a way i am looking forward to starting because it will be the start to an end, hopefully a successful end. i feel very positive and believe my Dr. when he says that i will beat this illness.
Avatar f tn If not, we are at Plan B and that is Sovaldi with Copegasus and Pegasus. He saw his primary care doc, and has a script for Zoloft and so in case we go to Plan B, we are ready. I can't tell you how many hours I have spent calling his gastro, talking with his nurse, writing emails providing the info on the clin trials to his doctors, and hours and hours reading and researching. The info you all have provided and the support has giving me the strength to carry on.