Ribavirin herpes

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Avatar n tn I understand that Ribavirin is available for the treatment of genetal herpes. Does it cure it? Is it available? Could I request it through a Health Plan such as Kaiser?
Avatar n tn I have the kind of HCV positive(chronic) that does not respond so wellto interferon treatments. I have choosen to try this Interferon-Ribavirin therapy regardless with hopes of getting better. I start this therapy soon after the new year.I live in Bend,Oregon and feel I need to attend a support group either for Interferon-Ribavirin therapy users or HCV positive(chronic) patients. Do you know if there are support groups in my area????
7395021 tn?1394079527 it's pretty common that people treating with interferon and Ribavirin have problems as mouths sores during treatment. Make sure your keeping well hydrated and ask your doctor what OTC stuff that might help. If it gets real bad then ask for a Rx for magic mouthwash... Good luck to you.
315094 tn?1201393650 This is a little weird, but I get herpes on my hand. When I was two years old I burned myself, my older sister kissed the booboo with her coldsore infected lips, so I get herpes outbreaks on my right index finger. Until this morning I haven't had an outbreak in 18 years ( I'm only 31). Are coldsores and other herpes outbreaks a side of tx? I would have thought that the antivirals I'm on would help. Has this happened to anyone else?
Avatar f tn Abbott (ABT) will be presenting information at the AASLD meeting in Boston, Nov, 2012, regarding it's triple DAA regimen which produced high rates of SVR both in treatment naive and null responders both with and without Ribavirin, although results with Ribavirin are higher. According to ABT's press release, the SVR rates after 12 weeks of treatment were: GT1, treatment naive 97.5% SVR, null responders 93.
7469840 tn?1409849436 I have one more day on triple Tx, Sovaldi, interferon, ribavirin. There has been an itchy spot on my thumb recently, where I may have had a scar, if I scratch it, it turns into a herpes-type bumps, and as far as I know, I have never had herpes. Am going to follow up after Tx with dermatology, but was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. Hoping it just goes away when drugs in my system go away.
Avatar n tn 48 patients participated in a double-blind placebo-controlled study conducted to evaluate the efficacy of ribavirin in the treatment of herpes simplex virus genital infection. Study design did not allow a conclusion regarding usefulness of the drug in preventing recurrences. Ribavirin treatment (800 mg/day p.o) for 10 days reduced disease severity and promoted recovery as compared with placebo treatment.
Avatar m tn I went in on the third medical trials for Interferon and ribavirin treatments (rebetrol?) and took my viril load from 4.5 mil to zero. It has remained at zero for 21 years. Yay! Here is my question. I also had herpes, but not genital or oral, but on my knee. I know, weird (my doc said he had seen it on one guy's toes and another's back). I had burned my leg and was using an all natural homeopathic cream to heal it. Little did I know, my partner was using it on his mouth's cold sore. It erupted.
Avatar n tn Updated A Study of TMC435 in Combination With Peginterferon Alfa-2A and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C Virus Genotype-1 Infected Patients Who Participated in a Control Group of a TMC435 Study Jackson : G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS Updated Evaluating Three Grams Daily Valacyclovir in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C and HSV-2 Infection (Phase I) Jackson : G.V.
Avatar f tn Treatment Naive: 90% Treatment Naive, Genotype 1: 93% Previous Non Responders: 47% Advocate1955 “EASL-Abbott Presents Positive Results from Interferon-Free Phase 2 "Co-Pilot" Study for the Treatment of Hepatitis C-ABT-450/r, plus ABT-333 and ribavirin” Thursday, April 19, 2012 Abbott Laboratories : Abbott Presents Positive Results from Interferon-Free Phase 2 "Co-Pilot" Study for the Treatment of Hepatitis C 04/19/2012 Abbott Park, Illinois (NYSE: ABT) and Watertow
Avatar f tn About Study M11-652 (Aviator) The objective of this phase 2b study was to assess the safety, and efficacy of ABT-450/r (dosed 100/100 to 200/100mg once daily), ABT-267 (25mg once daily), ABT-333 (400mg twice daily) and ribavirin in non-cirrhotic treatment-naive patients and prior peg-interferon/ribavirin null responders administered for 8, 12 or 24 weeks. Enrollment was open to GT1-infected patients regardless of IL28B host genotype and ribavirin dosing was weight-based.
Avatar f tn Use with Ribavirin and Peginterferon Alfa Ribavirin may cause birth defects and/or death of the exposed fetus. Extreme care must be taken to avoid pregnancy in female patients and in female partners of male patients. Ribavirin therapy should not be started unless a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to initiation of therapy.
148987 tn?1287809526 Someone may need to correct me of course Coughing - riba, anemia Itching - riba Irritability - riba / Interferon - fixed with good AD Depression - interferon fixed with good AD Rash - riba Nausea - both Vertigo - both, anemia Constipation/Diarrhea - interferon Headaches - not sure Mouth Sores - Interferon, cant find a cure that worked Dry Mouth - both Taste anomolies - both Various shooting pains/aches Interferon, Neupogen Vision Problems - Interferon Insulin Intolerance - don't know Sleeple
Avatar n tn I have just been told by my physician, an expert hepatologist, to begin an 18 month course of the combination Interferon/Ribavirin drug to combat my Hepatitis C. I have been taking Milk Thistle for 3 years since I was first diagnosed with Hep C. This physician is new to me as my original hepatologist recently retired. The new hepatologist is very firm in his recommendation that this is the only course of treatment and is unwilling to discuss any alternatives.
Avatar f tn Herpes Zoster, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren Syndrome, Lupus, TB." After finishing Hep C treatment (Interferon, Ribavirin, Incivek) in 2012, I was diagnosed with Sjogren's Disease. However, I had the Sjogren's Disease long before I ever treated with Interferon, in fact, decades before I treated. The Sjogren's Disease was almost certainly triggered by the Hepatitis C. I have a great Rheumatologist who tested me for everything in the book. I was then diagnosed with Sjogren's.
Avatar n tn She also has Herpes and has been taking Famvir (2x per day) for the last couple of years to control outbreaks. Could the Famvir elevate the blood test levels?
5909323 tn?1376921035 Well, I was on Triple Therapy with Victrelis, so there is a 4 week "lead in" with just the Interferon and Ribavirin, so after 4 weeks of just that "soc"(standard of care) I was Undetected. I then went on to do an additional 24 weeks on the three meds then: Victrelis, Inf., and Riba. So it was actually a 28 week Triple Treatment for me.
7395021 tn?1394079527 My gasto told me they were a side effect of tx and not caused by stress or herpes. Last week I had my 6 month check up with the dentist. The hygienist informed me that these sores are a common side effect of tx and caused by dry mouth. She informed my that all through tx I should have been treating this dry mouth as it created an unhealthy environment for your teeth and will cause decay.
Avatar m tn , History - 33yr old male with Cancer/lymphoma 14 years ago, have no spleen, and found out last year I have HCV. I'm currently 46 weeks into the 48 week treatment of Ribavirin and Interferon. I've been virus clear since the 3rd month of treatment. Upon HCV diagnoses, I had mild liver damage. Issue - Twice in last 4 mths, in the left corner of my lips almost going into the skin, I developed a small white spot, somewhat painful at 1st, almost zit like appearing.
Avatar m tn I received my flu shot 3 days before I started triple med treatment (Pegasys, Ribavirin, Incivek) (flu shot Friday and started treatment the following Monday). It was given by my treating doctor's office so it was cleared by them. In retrospect, I would probably try to get it at least a week prior to starting treatment if possible.
Avatar m tn Helper T cell cytokine response to ribavirin priming before combined treatment with interferon alpha and ribavirin for patients with chronic hepatitis C</a> <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?
Avatar f tn Taken off tx in 6th month due to viral breakthrough from ribavirin dose reduction . Ribaviran reduced because of severe anemia. Have had early VR with both treatment times- at week 4. Already in hospital for transfusion due to anemia this time also. I have not been itching this rash. I hope I don't have shingles because they may pull my off the tx and I want to be rid of this awful disease.
Avatar m tn So, did you have a question. Is it your belief that Methylene Blue is Ribavirin? There is no mention of Ribavirin within the application or the described study and results. What exactly brought you to that conclusion? Thanks.
Avatar n tn Isn't the herpes virus, like the chicken pox virus herpes zoster, a virus that incorporates into the genome of specific cells. Once incorporated there coem events which result in the transcribing of viral factors from the genomic DNA. this activity leads to the outbreaks seen in shingles and I imagine genital and oral herpes infection.
1225178 tn?1318984204 they were approved by my insurance company last week. Does anybody know if the Ribavirin will help with the shingles too since it is caused by Herpes Zoster virus? God I hope so!!! I'm about to itch to death!
1913502 tn?1330391792 I was indetectáfel at week 4, and even being gen 3, I am 7 months in tx that will extend until the end of January (48 weeks). I'm with the two drugs, ribavirin and pegntron, ribavirin take 6 per day. I attended gym and I'm anemic but one injection of erythropoietin per week, with interferon and so I can go in the gym. Now it is very hot and dry in Brazil and am feeling the effects of dryness on my body ... Water, lots of water .... someone who is in tx used botox in forehead and eye area?
Avatar f tn but I can say that genotype 1 b has a decent chance of being iradicated with either Incivik or Victrelis. Both are used with Interferon and Ribavirin. Depending on your level of liver damage, the Dr. may tell you to wait a few years because even better meds are in the works that will cure in less time and eventually some won't need the interferon. You will have to wait to see where you are with your liver and then good decisions can be made.
Avatar f tn com/hlm7w I also had some mouth sores during tx and as the article suggests they appeared to be herpes-type canker sores. My feeling was that the interferon had lowered my resistance during tx and therfore the sores. (I used a non-alcohol mouth wash and luckily they went away in time). If this is the case -- herpes types canker sores -- and the benadryl/maalox mix only brings temporary relief -- you might ask your doctor about some of those oral antivirals.