Ribavirin and side effects

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Avatar f tn Because of the strong drugs you will be taking, and the potential for side effects including anemia, it's important that your doctor does blood counts weekly, or at least every other week, at least for the first 12 weeks or until your hemoglobin and WBCs (white blood cells) start to stabalize. Especially important if you start feeling really fatigued. The other thing you want to insist on is a week 4 viral load test, often called a "PCR" test.
Avatar f tn I take a 1000 mg a day and weigh 115 lbs and the riba hasn't caused any serious side effects. I'm not anemic, no rash, no mouth sores, but my hair is falling out. LOL I do experience a lot of indigestion after taking my pills. It doesn't matter what I take the pills with either, they just give me heartburn. Always take your pills with food, preferably a higher fat food. I take nexium 3 x week and it helps with the indigestion. Good Luck and take your pills!!!!
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 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.
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 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 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.
Avatar m tn Please do alot of research on this before taking it as I now have found out that this medicine is not as effective as I was told and that side effects don't always go away after treatment stops. Therpy doesn't ever improve your quality of life and makes your life terrible while on this medicine.
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 m tn Everyone has different sides and at different times during the course of treatment. You can google Pegasys and Ribavirin and read all about it. Not an east treatment but everyone reacts different and some worse than others.. I would say I am about average. Not good not bed ridden. In the middle. bTW, I like your name! Its a long tx and can be very exhausting mentally and physically. Patience is a must.
Avatar m tn Guess I got my answer 9.9 hemoglobin. Add procrit to the list.
Avatar n tn Each person is different when talking side effects. We may all get the same type of side effects but to a different degree. I only lasted 7 weeks. Headache, nausia, mouth and throat soars, soars around the eyes and hair loss. You could be lucky and have some of these but much more mild. I don't think anyone will know how they will personally react until they try. I believe we all have to try. If you do, good luck. I hope it goes well. Cathie.
Avatar f tn They did not really have side effects (sx) and I am in wk 40 and have none. Good luck Margie. I will let others comment about their sx.
Avatar n tn Put them all away in a secure place and encourage the women to support the therapy by keeping him company,seeing to his exercise and dietary needs, and empathizing with his fatigue. I think they'll be happier and healthier if they come out of the medication loop.
7829857 tn?1401196259 Anxiety/agitation is a known and common se of Riba. (Riba rage) Headache, insomnia, and nausea are listed side effects of Sovaldi/Olysio and the riba could be contributing to that as well. Most people when feeling rough, don't have a good appetite. When I have headaches I try and remind myself the virus is being killed and the brain fog will be lifted. You are 1/3 of the way there with no viral load.. Congrats, you're doing great.
Avatar m tn I am currently taking the Telepriver protocol with copeg/pegasys interferon/ribavirin etc,,,, am in my fourth week and I have some very uncomfortable side effects. 'Roids are a BIG issue,,, traditional treatments are offering minimal relief/results,, anyone had similar complaints? How did you handle it?
Avatar m tn of 09 I had lumbar fusion. In Aug. I started the treatment (Pegasys Interferon and Ribavirin).I was wondering is treatment intensifying the aches and pains from the surgeries and I've developed several rashes.I go to see my GI on the 17.I asked him about my Viral load last month he said it was 747,386 I'm not sure of the date,and in October a woman ran over my left foot throwing my left knee to the pavement could this had hurt my lumbar healing?
Avatar m tn 22 days on sovaldi-olysio-no side effects,not even a headache.And to this life long non responder who has done and failed with everything that has been on the market,this combo is working.Cant believe I am getting better and not suffering like I did with all the previous poison.Its like Dr. Bones McCoy from Star Trek brought this stuff back from the future.
Avatar n tn I am geno 1a and had to stop after six months due to severe hearing/vestibular side effects. I was on Peg-Intron and was negative at three months (and presumably when I stopped). The damage to my ears appears to be permanent. THe long and the short of it is that if I have to keep asking people to repeat themselves or to please take the marbles out of their mouthes before they speak, I would like something to show for it. Like an SVR. To my friend Layla, I am here.
1882137 tn?1322261139 I just attended a course on the triple treatment that includes Victrelis. The PA who ran the course said that I wasn't likely to develope any new side affect with Victrelis but that it is likely to intensify the side effects I am having with just the Interferon & Ribavirin. Do you all fing this to be mostly accurate?
Avatar m tn I finished 12 weeks of Sovaldi and Ribavirin on April 22. I had no side effects at all and was able to continue my XC skiing and cycling as normal. Some do have side effects like fatigue, headache and anemia but I have not heard about anything very severe with this treatment.
Avatar f tn For others, the side effects don't show themselves until they've been undergoing treatment for weeks or months and the drugs have had a chance to build in their system. A lucky few never experience significant side effects at all. So it's hard to say. You might feel them early, late, or never at all.
Avatar m tn Mild,Moderate,Severe,just depends. Most people do overcome their side effects and complete treatment. They include flu like symptoms, fatigue,depression,anxiety,rashes etc.
Avatar n tn I am on week 21 of my ribavirin and peginterferon treatment. I am probably experiencing every side effect this medicine can deliver. Have had 2 transfusions within 4 weeks of each other and the second one only increased my cell count from 7.5 to 7.7. I was given Procrit and was told that I may have to have this injection every week. I am also experiencing sores and problems in my mouth. The doctor says that this is also a side effect to the medicine.