Ribavirin copegus

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Avatar f tn Forgot to ask you guys this a while ago. Did anyone ever have their Copegus in a 'regular' vial, like the one you at the pharmacy (push down a twist top type bottle)? 2 of the bottles were the white bottles with aluminium sealed tops looks like right from the manufacturer type. Why would this other bottle not be the same. The reason I am saying this is the white bottle has a lot number and expiration of 09.
Avatar m tn Do you know any tx for anemia caused by ribavirin other than 1) procrit or 2) greatly reducing ribavirin intake for patients on telaprevir, with pegasys, and ribavirin that will increase hemoglobin levels?
29837 tn?1414538248 I took copegus(ribavirin)for 72 weeks and there was no difference than when I took Rebetrol( also ribavirin) Just a different name for the same med.
179856 tn?1333550962 ) Copegus = Ribavirin pills Pegasys = Peg pre-loaded syringe
Avatar f tn Copegus and Rebetol are the same, they are brand names for the generic drug ribavirin, either one will be fine.
Avatar n tn THe exact contents depends on your specific ribavirin dosage. It is much cheaper than, and equally effective as, Copegus. There is no generic equivalent of PegIntron or Pegasys.
1025981 tn?1261096799 There is a lot of evidence that a significant drop in haemoglobin is indicitive of desirable serum levels of ribavirin. 'Researchers also found that in the third of study participants whose ribavirin dosage was reduced as a result of anemia, cure rates actually improved to as high as 52 percent, whereas in those whose ribavirin dose stayed the same, cure rates were lower, at 37 percent.
Avatar f tn has anyone treated with Pegasys and Copegus instead of Sovaldi and Ribavarin, and if so are the results the same?
Avatar m tn Began with extremely high virus level Doc suggested after week 6 to go upto 1600 copegus decided first not to follow orders as to many worries concerning increasing pills. Just tried 1400 for 10 days and no side effects. Gone up as of this Sunday morning to 1600 copegus (ribba) Would like to hear from others following such treatment or know of anyone doing such a therapy and does it really help?
Avatar n tn I am female 140 pounds (have not lost or gained any wait as of yet) 46 years young and started treatment on the 12th of this month. I also take Copegus, 1000mg per day. 400mg in the morning w/my cheerios & milk and 600mg in the evening after dinner. So far so good with few sides. Had hip pain during the night a few days ago, got up took 1 tylenol pm and was fine the next morning.
Avatar n tn I've tried all the normal dosing on all the different types of interferons. I've been on the weight based dosing of both Copegus and Ribavirin. None of these things have worked on me. I am to the point now, that my doctors have to go outside of the normal range of treatments. I can't do this 'weight-based' cookie-cooker approach with my treatments because they just don't work on me.
Avatar f tn 3 Pharmacokinetics The terminal half-life of ribavirin following administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin is about 120 to 170 hours. The total apparent clearance following administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin is about 26 L/h. There is extensive accumulation of ribavirin after multiple dosing (twice daily) such that the Cmax at steady state was four-fold higher than that of a single dose. http://kadmon.com/files/ribasphere-tablets-pi.
Avatar m tn My question is that would it be OK to start the ribavirin in low doses now so my body has time to get used to the 1000mg required when I start the Peg? I have already recieved my first month of meds.Thanks.
Avatar n tn Copegus and Rebetol are brand names for generic Ribavirin (Riba). The 12 wk is the combo Peg-IFN/Riba.
2030686 tn?1351692148 RISK OF SERIOUS DISORDERS AND RIBAVIRIN ASSOCIATED EFFECTS 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION COPEGUS should be taken with food. COPEGUS should be given in combination with PEGASYS; it is important to note that COPEGUS should never be given as monotherapy. See PEGASYS Package Insert for all instructions regarding PEGASYS dosing and administration. 2.1 Chronic Hepatitis C Monoinfection Adult Patients The recommended dose of COPEGUS tablets is provided in Table 1.
Avatar f tn //www.medicinenet.com/ribavirin/article.htm GENERIC NAME: ribavirin BRAND NAME: Rebetol, Copegus DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which are critical to the survival and multiplication of the virus.
979080 tn?1323437239 those sexy pink ones... have admit they are becoming more tempting. time for me to do shot#10 if I only could remember which leg I injected last....
Avatar f tn My understanding is the active ingredient of each is the same, but just a different brand name by different manufacturer. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think you knew, but for clarification, I was referring to Ribavirin, not interferon. There are difference between Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2a). http://www.natap.org/2008/EASL/EASL_86.htm http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn If they have, they'll probably describe the packaging. If all that checks, and yours are 200 mg Ribavirin, don't worry about it. I hope it's less expensive! Rebetol capsules (SP) have been going for about $10 each, and Copegus (Hoffmann La Roche) for about $6.75; Fischer Pharmacy has been able to sell Ribavirin for around $1.25 per pill. Obviously competition is good for prices.
Avatar n tn If that is OK, would I only take two Copegus tonite and then 4 tomorrow. 2. It is probable that I will have to have a root canal next week. Also, I accidentally ripped off most of my big toenail yesterday (half of it is off the nail bed but the nail is still attached in the cuticle). I am seeing my PCP on Monday and will see what he will do about that. Either of these issues may involve taking an antibiotic - I'm just not sure.
476246 tn?1418874514 I planning to take my morning ribavirin with my breakfast with a chunk of cheese. I am also taking krill oil, which one is supposed to take with the first meal. My question is if it is okay to take either krill oil or fish oil at the same time as the riba?
Avatar f tn I'm on 1200 mg of ribavirin daily (along with interferon), at 17 weeks of treatment. When I started treatment, my Hgb was well over 13, then fell into the 12s, then 11s, then 10s, back into the 11s, back down to the 10s. The labs I had drawn yesterday show Hgb at 9.8. I weigh about 115 lbs (52 kg). According to weight-based guidelines, only 1000 mg (or even 800) of ribavirin would be recommended for someone my size.
Avatar n tn Doctor recomends treatment Pegasys 48 weeks and Copegus 600mg twice a day for 48 weeks. Plus some others after I start to see side effects. I have a very low tolerence to all drugs. I sleep for hours and hours with just tylonol or asprin. I am waitng until Janurary to start because of insurance. She wants me on milkwhistle 2x aday until I start treatment.
4705307 tn?1447973922 Due to a lab error (most likely an error) I got to do 72 weeks of Pegasys and Copegus but then my neighbor only did a couple months and got so sick had to finish early and is still crippled from it all - years later - so...
Avatar n tn How to decide to do interferon/ribavirin? I am having a great deal of ambivalence about beginning this treatment. And a lot of fear. The docs think I should go ahead -- I've probably had Hep C for close to 30 years (I'm 46) from one incident of "we have to try everything once" injecting heroin. I've been diagnosed for 5 years, genotype 2B with a biopsy five years ago grade 1 stage 0. I have quite a bit of fatigue and have struggled (under control at this time) with clinical depression.
135456 tn?1301441224 com/ the best treatment available has the possibilities/disclaimer of affecting/destroying/damaging many other systems inside the body. COPEGUS® (Ribavirin, USP), which you also may have heard of by its generic name, ribavirin, is a medication that is used in combination with PEGASYS to help fight the hepatitis C virus. COPEGUS is taken in the form of several tablets every day. Although COPEGUS cannot fight hepatitis C on its own, studies have shown that it does help PEGASYS work better.
Avatar n tn She wrote me a my first prescription for a one month supply of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and another for a one month supply of Rebetol (ribavirin). This question regards the cost of these meds. Please let me know if the amounts I paid are in line with what y'all are paying. I filled the prescriptions at the pharmacy of the University Hospital here in Seattle. My experience is that they generally have the best prices on meds in the area.
Avatar n tn showed no difference in the SVR rate in patients with genotypes 2 and 3 infections using ribavirin doses ranging from 800 to 1,200 mg daily. Thus, the issue can be narrowed to optimizing therapy for genotype 1 patients." Speaking as a SVR-hungry Geno 1, I wonder if it would be the height of idiocy to increase my daily ribavirin dosage from 1000 mg to 1200 mg? I've been taking the lower amount, according to the current weight-based regime.
233616 tn?1312790796 Thirty minutes later, they were administered a single 600-mg oral dose of ribavirin (Copegus, Roche Pharmaceutical, Nutley, New Jersey) in the form of 3 film-coated tablets with 240 mL of water. No meal was allowed until 4 hours after the dosing. Based on the published elimination half-life of ribavirin following single oral dose administration of 120 to 170 hours, a 4-week washout period was inserted between the period 1 and period 2.
Avatar f tn Ribavirin exposure after multiple dosing when taken with food was comparable in patients receiving peginterferon alfa-2a and Copegus and interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin. In order to achieve optimal ribavirin plasma concentrations, it is recommended to take ribavirin with food." http://www.medicines.