Ribavirin in dogs

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1838299 tn?1403496143 Sure, I'm having side effects, I can't lie about that. In fact, my white blood cells/neutrophils have tanked and I had to go in for a Neupogen shot today. But, I didn't want to dose reduce and chose to do the rescue drug route instead.
Avatar f tn Anemia The primary toxicity of Ribavirin is hemolytic anemia, which was observed in approximately 13% of all Ribavirin/peginterferon alfa-2a- treated subjects in clinical trials. Anemia associated with Ribavirin occurs within 1 to 2 weeks of initiation of therapy. Because the initial drop in hemoglobin may be significant, it is advised that hemoglobin or hematocrit be obtained pretreatment and at week 2 and week 4 of therapy or more frequently if clinically indicated.
173930 tn?1196341998 Prediction of sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) and ribavirin. Foster GR, Fried MW, Hadziyannis SJ, Messinger D, Freivogel K, Weiland O. The Royal London Hospital. London. UK. Objective. Patient- and virus-related factors influence the response of patients with chronic hepatitis C to interferon-based therapy.
Avatar m tn Assuming you're taking three 200mg pills a day of ribavirin -- if not already, you might try taking two pills in the morning and the third pill no later than 6 PM. That might help with the sleep. Just make you take the ribavirn with a meal/food that has adequate fat content.
87972 tn?1322664839 html This is interesting if not vague; I read the linked abstract in Wiley, but can’t access full text in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis; if someone else can, I’d like to know what criteria they are using; are they applying a 2 log-10 reduction of viral load at 8 weeks as a predictor? It appears so by reading the article that Liz Highleyman wrote, as well as the abstract in Wiley; but as I read it, it’s inferred. Perhaps someone else will have a different interpretation?
80575 tn?1207135964 I understand your frustration, particularly since you obviously want to get this under control so that you don't jeprodize your participation in the trial. I'm in the trial too and made some hikes in the sierra mountains. I thought I was protected with a wide brim dorky hat, etc...My nurse explained to me that it was the interferon that made me more vulnerable to the sun. Here's what I did to sooth the skin and help heal: I used a liquid bath additive that is very dark in color.
154927 tn?1205246451 Lady E The ribarage type thing will go away (mostly) in time once your body gets used to the ribavirin. It's so bad the first few months...but in time it does fade and then your just too tired to even bother with reactions like that anymore even IF you feel it come on.
Avatar f tn Jim, I think I would have achieved SVR with Peg-Intron if I had treated with 1000 mg Ribavirin and extended TX like I did with Pegasys. For me the difference was in the side effects and I doubt whether I could have treated as long with Peg-Intron as I did with Pegasys. My center wanted me to treat with Peg-Intron my third TX since I did clear with it, albeit late in treatment. And Pegasys was not on my insurance formulary so I had to push to get it.
Avatar n tn Oh my babies, I miss having my own dogs. I am currently living in a householod with one, sometimes two dogs. They are wonderful. I am retired, another reason I should be granted SS benefits, so I have time for a puppy. I have not raised one for five years. This little guy was grabbed by my wife when she split for greener pastures ... *****. Well, on the other hand it would be best to rescue one of those guys from the pound.
649848 tn?1534637300 (AP) - After deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days, jurors have reached a verdict in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial. The jurors notified the judge Saturday night a little before 10 p.m. that they had reached a decision. It will be announced shortly. The six-member, all-woman jury began deliberating at 2:30 p.m. Friday after spending part of the day listening to the defense closing arguments and a rebuttal from the prosecution.
Avatar f tn //www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/29140/?pc=73214 I really wanted to title this post "Will you scratch my nuts?" but figured I'd better not.......
1391441 tn?1333851561 I was out in the sun some today and that caused me to itch resulting in a rash on my arm. I have also detected the nerve endings tingling after a bm. I wish the whole treatment could be like this but I know that I better enjoy it while I can because it will be changing soon enough. It's nice to have all of you who have gone before to give me some idea of the things to look out for.
406107 tn?1219016200 Chillin' in the fridge. Plus, in my: week-@-a-time AM/PM pill container filled and ready are my Ribavirin Caps, (Rebetol- 200 mg)! So, I'm now (@ 12:27AM on 5-12-08) approximately 21.5 hrs. away from week zero. Drum roll, DAH DAH DAH DA, DAH DA!!!!!!!!< Horn section!!! And the Spice girls sing, "DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE.......". Take a walk in the Dragons Lair... I'm finally 'getting' the labs...
Avatar f tn My husband just came and told me that if today was Monday, he would want me to take him in for blood work. He's on ribavirin and does not tolerate it. He takes neupogen and procrit to keep his levels up. I know his Hemoglobin needs to be between 10 and 13 for him to be taking ribavirin.
148588 tn?1465782409 More CCO stuff 48 vs 72 Weeks of Peginterferon alfa-2b/Ribavirin in Slow Responders Infected with Genotype 1 HCV Stefan Zeuzem, MD: Several studies evaluated strategies for optimizing or individualizing the duration of HCV therapy. In Europe, but not in the United States, peginterferons are approved for 24 weeks of treatment in patients who are infected with genotype 1 HCV with a low baseline HCV RNA level and rapid virologic response.
Avatar n tn Additional uncommon but serious side effects occurring in people taking telaprevir in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin included anxiety, mood disorder, itching skin, eye problems, heart attack and mass in a gland in the abdomen found on a CT scan.
Avatar f tn Anything else? combo pegsays/ribavirin/ sovaldi..... again I'm thankful Aetna covers the treatment/ it is only 12 weeks...and they are saying this is a cure...
374652 tn?1494815035 Ribavirin is used with another medication called an interferon to treat hepatitis C. Ribavirin is in a class of antiviral medications called nucleoside analogues. It works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body. It is not known if treatment that includes ribavirin and another medication cures hepatitis C infection, prevents liver damage that may be caused by hepatitis C, or prevents the spread of hepatitis C to other people.
Avatar m tn Hep C has affected my kidneys so they have to be careful the Ribavirin can hur them worse I am in stage 3 kidney failure already but was holding steady until started treatment now they are getting worse. I hope I get rid of this virus before I loose my kidney function. Take care of yourself I'm sure I will talk to you soon! Clyde.
Avatar m tn I also had interferon monotherapy in I think 1995, then 6 months of interferon plus ribavirin, no response. Later interferon ribavirin and an experimental drug. Again no response my viral load did not decrease at all. I treated with Sovaldi and Olysio for 12 weeks but relapsed 12 weeks after treatment ended. After Harvoni was approved I treated with Harvoni for 24 weeks along with ribavirin for 15 of those weeks. That one worked and I am now 2.5 years cured.
Avatar m tn Kazuo Notsumata; Masataka Kanno; Hisato Matsuda; Taku Sanada; Koichi Shin; Shotaro Kosaka; Hiroyuki Watanabe; Daishu Toya; Nobuyoshi Tanaka; Yoshiko Sudo; Shiro Miyayama (Department of Internal Medicine, Fukui-ken Saiseikai Hospital; Department of Pathology, Fukui-ken Saiseikai Hospital; Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Fukui-ken Saiseikai Hospital) Source: Kanzo; ISSN:0451-4203; VOL.51; NO.11; PAGE.607-614; (2010) Pub.
Avatar n tn The only relationship I see is that Ribavirin, before approval for hcv, was used in inhalation form for viral pneumonia.
766573 tn?1365170066 I am a prior partial responder. I treated in 2007 with Peg/Riba and barely attained 2 Log drop at 12 weeks. My VL increased at week 16 and was even higher on week 18. As a result, I did not treat the entire 24 weeks the first time around. :( A post I read earlier today has been haunting me all day. I can't find it right now but the person said she thought she was only treating for 24 weeks but realized it would be for 48. For some reason I thought that was the case with me as well.
142354 tn?1228250348 Interferon and ribavirin are probably, to an extent- a toxin and it is killing the HCV in your liver and in your blood. I think Milk Thistle would make it harder to do its job. This is my opinion.
Avatar n tn Also I have asked this before, but after tx ends has anyone else done a detox to help get this poison out of their system? Is there any downfall to getting it out ASAP or is there benefit in it remaining in your system?
847050 tn?1240137379 http://janis7hepc.com/Genotypes.htm “Example: Imagine that Viruses are like canines. Dogs have evolved into different types, just like the thousands of different viruses. Imagine that all terriers are the hepatitis C viruses, Now each type of terrier is representing different genotypes of Hepatitis C. All terriers are still dogs, but the Australian Terrier is different from the Fox Terrier, just as the Bull Terrier is different from the Border Terrier.
Avatar m tn VX does, repeat - DOES substantially help to get rid of the virus when dosed with IFN and ribavirin in the vast majority who take all three. There is no doubt about that. 2. VX does add significantly to the side effect profile when dosed with IFN+riba, especially in terms of rash. Still, speaking as someone who got the worst of the rash, even then it can offer something very substantial to your treatment strategy.
Avatar n tn When I was showing dogs, I'd occasionally encounter dogs who took some time to get accustomed to the motion of travel. By giving them a pinch of ginger before each trip these same dogs would be able to handle hundreds of miles of road trips without any drooling or vomiting until they became accustomed to driving.
Avatar n tn next big one is next year. Hang in there, one foot in front of the other.....its worth it in the end..........
Avatar n tn I learn some new every day in here...LOL........I didn't know they had 400 mg pills of riba...I thought it was all 200mg capsules......So naturally I was thinking you were taking a 200 in the morning and 200 in the evening...LOL........ooooooooops coulda hada V8!!!!!...