Ribavirin in measles

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Avatar f tn in hamsters, ribavirin was associated with defects of the limbs, eyes, and brain; in rats, defects of the brain and eyes predominated -- but these were experiments exposing bone marrow cells. Because of its frequent association with adverse effects on pregnancy in animal experiments, the marketing approval of ribavirin specified that it be avoided in women or girls who are pregnant or may become pregnant within four weeks after exposure to the drug.
Avatar f tn The head and body aches and tiredness just never go away and I'm just starting out. I don't remember feeling like this so early in treatment before - I think that I made it for 7 months before I took a leave of absence, but now I'm just burned out already. Advice? Validation?
941975 tn?1245425420 My daughter was diagnosed with HCV in March of this year and she was getting ready to start the treatments with interferon and ribavirin. Then when we called to set the first appointment up for treatment they told her that she no longer has HCV all her liver test came back normal, and that she does not have to have the treatments. Is this possible? The letter stated that the HCV RNA by PCR quanatative Not detected, and to repeat the test in 6 months.
250701 tn?1320978365 I had the rash like that across my chest and it was miserable and I do have a few scars. Mine looked like chicken pox, shingles and measles all in one and they did pop and ooze, I am surprised I didn't get a huge infection as I was constantly scraching it. I used calamine lotion on it and that helped alot.
Avatar m tn Furthermore, HCV RNA levels were significantly lower in coinfected cells than in those infected only with HCV. In summary, this study demonstrates for the first time that HBV superinfection can induce profound suppression of chronic hepatitis C. This may have significant implications for understanding the interplay between these two viruses and their immune responses.
Avatar f tn But you would test negative for the measles virus. In this example you do not have measles and it is not in remission. I hope that helps clear up the difference for you.
Avatar n tn Other Viral Activities Experimental data indicate that ribavirin may have useful activity against many viruses of interest, including avian influenza, hepatitis B, polio, measles and smallpox. Ribavirin is the only known treatment for a variety of Viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and Hantavirus infection.
Avatar f tn Also when I look back at any symptoms I could have had in the acute stage, it must have been in 1983, where I did not receive rhogam. There were 100 woman in Ireland who got infected by the same batch of rhogam. So yes, any human gamma globulin could have been infected, if it was made before they could screen HCV.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, my boyfriend has been clear from virus for several years now, but what are the possibilities of it reoccuring? And, do you know if in this stage he's still a virus carrier? The thing is, we are starting our intimate relationship, and I'd like to know as much as possible about his condition, so as to make informed decisions...and, to be completely honest with you, hush those persistent voices in the back of my mind fretting that I won't be able to handle it all... Thanks!
Avatar m tn at ten weeks with triple therapy the doc ordered me to discontinue telaprevir and to reduce peg to 90. i am still on 1000mg ribavirin. i was undetected at 5wks, 7wks and 10wks and am stage 4. i first noticed a rash at about 2 weeks into therapy. the hydrocortisone and moisturizing did seem to help. However at 9 weeks the rash blossomed. the rash spread to at least 50% of my body surface. some of the rash developed vesicles that drained. i went to my derm.
Avatar f tn The rash is from the ribavirin and like most of the side effects, moisture is an issue in control. I run a humidifier in the house and it was helped immensely. They cost $20-30 and you have to refill every day but it has greatly reduced my rash area.
Avatar m tn Hi - same thing happened to me. In July my insurance changed, so got new doctors, new blood tests, etc. My Hep was diagnosed about 15 years ago and previous doctor said it was dormant and I tested every 6 months. I monitored all levels. NOW, new doc had me into liver specialist, ultrasound on liver and wanted me in treatment last month!. New #'s?? I don't know - not ready for treatment - have other family problems right now and don't feel "sick" = just TIRED which is nothing new.
Avatar n tn Today is my 14th week and I am getting tired of scratching. They reduced the does of ribavirin to 1 tablet in the morning instead of 2, and 2 tablets in the evening instead of 3. Any suggestions? I want to quit, but don't want to quit.
Avatar m tn I started with lotions and creams and that made it worse, my rash looked like chicken pox or the measles so I treated it with gold bond medicated body powder gold bottle with red cap. Took about a week but the rash is now gone, you might want to give that a try....
Avatar f tn Is it normal to have little spots everywhere which come in waves like measles whilst on interferon. I am experiencing lots of muscle pain and bone pain. My arms and hands are affected and likewise my feet, there has to be an easier way.... week 23 nearly half way there.... This is not easy.
Avatar f tn I got Hep C at 19 years old from my boyfriend. I was treated shortly after (within a year) with interferon and ribavirin. and suppossable I was cured. I am now 32 years old and married. I'm now pregnant due in October with a baby Girl!! My OB/GYN doesn't seem to know anything about HepC and pregnancy. Here's my question, Even though I'm "cured", Don't I still carry the HepC Antiboties? Can't I still give that to someone else (Husband\Child)?
4748379 tn?1472051653 (all prescriptions) Hydroxyzine 50 mg every 6 hours (oral antihistamine) Fluocinonide ointment (body) Cortisone Valerate cream (face) Clobetesol solution (scalp) Your doctor should order something right away so you can get it under control. If your doctor won't order prescription meds, get an urgent (ASAP) appt. with a dermatologist so that he/she can manage your rash. That is what I had to do.
443974 tn?1224592928 And then you'll deal with them. It's about 2-3 weeks in that the ribavirin starts to make it's presence known it seems and then you might notice the fatigue hitting harder .. however, again...it'll find YOU so just enjoy every good day and make the most of the good times .. fill them with things that you enjoy. I find that giving myself mental energy gives me physical energy - things that energize my mind keep my spirits up and help my physical energy.
Avatar f tn Type 2 is less frequently represented than type 1. Type 3 is endemic in south-east Asia and is variably distributed in different countries. Genotype 4 is principally found in the Middle East, Egypt, and central Africa. Type 5 is almost exclusively found in South Africa, and genotypes 6-11 are distributed in Asia. ================ As to the treatment, that depends on the genotype, but most are only 12 or 24 weeks of pills, taken orally.
Avatar f tn I'm thinking with all the interferon I've had, as well as this last go around I have double dose of the Ribavirin AND also was on the Procrit and Neupogen, that maybe this caused some changes in my chemical makeup. I've been off of treatment for 6 mon., so this is a post treatment issue. I did not have this prior to any treatments. I've not had any changes to the type of soap or shampoo that I've used.
317787 tn?1473362051 Before that I fell over the dog gate and bruised my ribs really bad so there I was itching and in pain. I went to the Dr. for the rash on my back and the sores in my mouth. He gave me some cortizone cream for my back rash It's called Fluocinonide 0.05 and he gave me Triamcinolone acetonide that you put on the sores in your mouth. My mouth is better so is my rash. So don't feel lonely I have the same thing. I am slowly getting through it just day by day.
Avatar m tn Can you work while you are on the meds like ribavirin and interferon? Or you are totally tired and weak like stay in the house kind of thing?
Avatar f tn I also slept in my classroom after school before I could grade papers n drive home. Literally slept in parking lots n at rest stops. I did all of this in an attempt to ward off fatigue. Situational depression? Sure, we all experience that. Curious lady n Rambleon - there are other causes for fatigue for sure - but some of us DO have to fight for every oz of energy because of the virus n it's damage to our body. And part of my fatigue today may be related to grieving.
Avatar n tn Many of us have encountered many imcompetent drs in various specialties, my first GI was non chalant about hcv in the absence of abnormal liver function. that is all he needed to make his determination, no biopsy. bottom line is WE have to take charge of our health with the dr as our monitor and advisor.
Avatar f tn Thus, long-term prognosis in chronic hepatitis C patients with an SVR to therapy with PEG-IFN/ribavirin is excellent. The clinical impact of small persistent quantities of virus is yet unclear and has to be investigated in further studies .http://www.medscape.
1199040 tn?1265239024 While the IGG proved to be the smoking gun ( lot number was recalled by the pharmaceutical company for HCV contamination as was almost 300 other lot numbers), when my disability was awarded, they made no mention of either the jet gun or the inoculation but they did award me disability for HCV, for my thyroid being destroyed during my 48 week treatment, and the after effects of Interferon/Ribavirin. In all, I ended up with a 100% disabled rating.
Avatar f tn True, some people, a certain percentage, seem to do okay and get by with few problems. But we do not know in advance if we are in that percentage or if we are in the larger percentage that goes on to develop serious problems. I obviously was/am in the larger percentage that has developed serious problems, even before I knew I had Hep C. I was diagnosed at age 65 in July 2011. In Sept. my biopsy showed Grade 2, Stage 2.
181575 tn?1250202386 Combination therapy (CT) using telbivudine plus lamivudine and monotherapy (MT) using telbivudine alone in a 2005 comparison of 104 patients did not show a difference in effectiveness. 5. Combination therapy (CT) using lamivudind plus adefovir and monotherapy (MT) using lamivudine alone in a 2003 comparison showed CT superiority: by week 52, CT group remained virally suppressed, HBV DNA levels increased in the MT group. 6.
253566 tn?1219683299 Stomach and intestinal lining was pretty badly inflamed--looked like a bad case of measles--which I definitely attribute to all those months of ribavirin. Then there is the neuropathy in my feet, which first presented 6 months into tx and is still resolving itself, three years later. Unlike some members of this forum, I have never experienced numbness, for which I am grateful.