Ribavirin dosage

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Avatar f tn I am about 25 lbs overweight. could that be why? I think a lower dosage would be better as far as sides go. What do you guys think?
188500 tn?1207368551 I guess it depends on just how much Ribavirin your daily dosage is.....Mine is 1200 mg's..I was in great shape when I started tx,But i can say this during the loading phase my irritablity level went thru the roof..A fly would fart in Africa and I'd get PO'd.....The feeling was kinda like that of a car with the enigine reved to full throttle in gear but WITH THE BRAKES ON....constant tension..And Yes it affected my sleep greatly.....
476246 tn?1418874514 I know I'm posting terribly much today, but my brain is hyperactive and quite clear today, so I'm trying to use it while it lasts. Dosage Ribavirin 1000mg Considering that I have read that the sx of Riba can be agitating and might make it difficult for you to sleep, would it make sense to take it. Deb_c430 mentions on another thread, if I may quote, that if she takes her riba to late it does cause more agitation and sleeplessness.
Avatar n tn at week 12, high bodyweight negative factor, high dosage of ribavirin = improved chance for svr... ..So, keep on with high dosage thru the 48 weeks (i'm a 1a) huh?
Avatar f tn I have the script for my tx meds even though it won't get filled til near launch date in mid Jan. Is there some sort of standard Ribavirin dosage daily based on weight or other factors? Is weight the only determinate to how much Ribavirin you're prescribed? I'm 5'4" and 160 pounds and hoping to decrease that by 10 pounds by tx time if I can or at least increase the muscle component and I'm working on it.
Avatar n tn How important is it to be taking a full ribavirin dosage late in treatment? I am male, 39yrs, 140lb, genotype 1a, in week 34 of peg-intron+riba treatment. I started tx with a viral load of 3,000,000IU/m. Viral load tests were undetectable at 12 and 24 weeks (yay!). However, I have not been tolerating the ribavirin very well - anemia, fatigue, the usual... My starting riba dosage was 800mg/day, but I have been at that dosage for only a total of 8 weeks (out of 34 weeks so far).
Avatar f tn Does the lowering of the Ribavirin dosage have anything to do with the SPEED of the HGB level dropping? I know it takes a few weeks for the dosage change to make a difference in the system. my latest blood test is based on two weeks of the 1200 and two of the lower dosage and my HGB dropped from a 10.8 to at 9.7 in that month(12wks).
Avatar n tn I am on treatment with PEGASYS & Ribavirin. I am genotype 1b in week 32 of 48. I began treatment with a viral load of 10,100,000 and went to 784 by week 4. Undetectable at week 12. When I started treatment I weighed 165 and was put on 1,000 mg/day of Ribavirin. At week 32 I weight 140 and my hemoglobin is at 9.9. My doctor wants me to lower my Ribavirin to 800 mg/day. I am hesitant in doing this. I do not want a viral breakthrough. What are your thoughts on reducing Ribavirin?
Avatar n tn Needless to say it did cause a precipitous drop in my Hgb which took a couple of weeks to recover from because they did not adjust my Procrit dosage quick enough, I think in large part because of the high dosage I was reaching. Of late, I've been riding a Hgb roller coaster between 9 and 10 as they switched from weekly Procrit injections to multiple injections per week to attain the same dosage level.
Avatar f tn I started taking Ribapak 1000mg in two divided doses per day. My hgb dropped to 9.2 so my NP decreased the dosage to Ribavirin 600mg once a day. He assured me that this change would not affect my outcome due to the long half life of Ribavirin. Looking for reassurance, reluctant about change from twice a day dosing to once a day dosing.
1148619 tn?1332014584 Having said that it is 19mg per kg of weight which is at the high end of dosage, Have the doctor keep a frequent eye on your labs(especially HGB.) Always better to err on the side of enough dose rather than too little for best results Good luck ...
Avatar f tn If it comes down too much, then sometimes your doctor will either adjust the dosage of the ribavirin or add another medication (called Procrit) to boost the cell count back up. http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/products/patient/treatment-update.asp _____________ Quite honestly managing your side effects (however you and your doctor decide) is very important this time. Lastly (finally!) start asking for copies of your labs.
Avatar f tn Don't have all the numbers but viral load was 23,000,000 and biopsy showed inflammation and bridging fibrosis, (stage 3?). I'm on week 7 out of first 12, pegasys/1000 ribavirin. Doc won't do comprehensive tests to see if working until week 12, then if responding will do 48 weeks. Blood work showed slight anemia this week, he wants me to cut ribavirin to 600. He did say after checking numbers next week we may look into rescue drugs for the anemia.
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me the normal dosage for an adult for EPOGEN? My husband had a bad reaction to a blood transfusion and had become anemic while in the hospital. I had to give him EPOGEN shots for about 3 weeks and now his body is producing too many red blood cells.
1084115 tn?1385232189 on my last therapy i used pegintron and rebetol.the dosage was depending on my weight. today my doc told me that i will be on pegasys and copegus 180 mikrogr.(pegasys) and 1000 mg copegus. i wonder if this dosage isnt to high as my weight is 56 kg. what are your opinions about this?
Avatar f tn I am new to this forman , I start treatment in Jan. the Dr told me my dosage is pegasys 180 micrograms once week and ribapack 400-400 2 ties a day. Does this sound like what most of you all are taking. He told me it will be 24 weeks of treatment. do any of you all feel well enough to work while you take these meds? Do you drive ? Any thing i can find out before hand is helpful God bless you all. Thanks so much for all the value information I have found here.
Avatar n tn Standard protocol for geno 2's was 800 mg flat dose regardless of what you weighed. The newer trend, however, is to weight-dose the ribavirin for geno 2's and 3's. Considering your weight -- and speaking in very general terms without knowing your history or having a medical degree on my wall -- I'd strongly suggest you talk to a liver specialist (hepatologist) about weight-dosing the riba in order to give you the very best chance of SVR.
Avatar n tn In my opinion, the dosage of Ribavirin isn't a factor in the first 8-12 weeks into tx. Why? Because it's Interferon(Pegasys) that kills the virus, NOT the Riba! We need Riba to stay clear and not to relapse. Besides, Riba accumulates in the body over time, usually it's 6-8 weeks period. If your Hgb is still in the normal range, talk to your Dr/Nurse about increasing Riba dosage. You are doing just fine!
Avatar n tn Why don't you take you take your second riba dose (with food) earlier in the day before your colonoscopy? It's not important that the two riba doses be twelve hours apart.
Avatar f tn UND @ 6 weeks of 24 weeks. Horrible sides ! Anyone know if dosage reduction would be a a possibility? Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn Last week blood test hemoglobin is at 8.7. My doctor just reduced Ribavirin from 1000mg daily to 800mg daily for the reason that my hemoglobin is going down. Blood work again in two weeks and he will see me after the blood test results. He told me he might stop the treatment is the hemoglobin continues to low. He will make that decision in the next visit after seen the results of the blood test he ordered.
315737 tn?1407302597 I self cut down my ribavirin dosage from 6 to and started taking them through the day and not in glumps of 3. I couldn't possibly continue to show up to work with the unbelievable fatigue and other symptoms the ribavirin causes. I ended up taking two weeks off work i was so dead in the water. Why are you supposed to take them 3 at a time in the morning and the evening?
Avatar m tn No study has been done where changes in ribavirin dosage has occurred during a trial.) Here is an additional note from the study..."Host and viral factors associated with relapse included high baseline viral load (HCV RNA >800,000 IU/mL), male sex, and using low-dose rather than weight-based ribavirin." It appears that reduced ribavirin it has a large impact on treatment success for someone with your host factors... unfortunately.
Avatar m tn My doctor reduced my ribavirin dosage on 2/17/10 from 1200 to 600 and prescribed atarax (for the itching) because I was having severe rashes (still am) and he said if it got worse it could jeopardize my treatment . I have acute hepatitis c genotype 2 vl-52,000 I just took my 6th shot Friday. I was negative at 2 weeks and I am set for 24 weeks of treatment.
2030686 tn?1351692148 Yes, for genotype 2, 800 mgs IS the standard dosage. It is to be taken twice a day. It could be taken once a day, as it stays in the system for a very long time, but then it may cause stomach upset. So it is best to take it twice a day. Some people find it causes insomnia, so you could take 2 in the morning and 2 pills at 6 pm, etc. The "every 8 hr" dosage is only for us genotype 1's...
Avatar n tn I know that with the current 4 and 3 pills I take each day for my 1400 mg dosage, and as I had odd pill counts as I was slowly bumping my dosage by 200 mg to reattain full dosage again, I was told to take the large pill count in the AM because of the amphetamine effect of riba.
135456 tn?1301441224 I had a lapse in receiving my Ribavirin ( Insurance difficulties) and so my doc gave me about a 2 month supply of Riba which I took it home and realized it expired 1/08. Has anyone here heard from their doc that riba keeps its potency even after its expiration?