Ribavirin influenza

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Avatar f tn I do not know about protecting but it appears that Riba is used to treat influenza cases. However the opinions are split In Mexico, ribavirin ("ribavirina") has been sold for use against influenza. In a randomized, controlled study of ribavirin aerosol treatment of influenza A(H1N1) virus infection among college students, treated patients had a significantly shorter duration of fever than control patients. There was a trend of more rapid recovery in treated patients.
233616 tn?1312790796 In comparison with corresponding plasma values of ribavirin following a high-purine meal, Cmax, AUC0-144 and AUC0-∞ of ribavirin following a low-purine meal were 136% (90% confidence internal [CI]: 120%-155%), 134% (90% CI: 118%-153%), and 139% (90% CI: 120%-159%), respectively. This study indicates that dietary purines have an effect on ribavirin absorption. Dosage regimens of ribavirin might need to be adjusted according to the purine content of the meal.
Avatar f tn D reports that 61-80% of Hep C Genotype 1 participants who were previous treatment failures or null responders with Cirrhosis achieved SVR with TMC435 combined with Interferon and Ribavirin.
Avatar n tn Here is an article which attempts to compare the two drugs. The study concludes that the efficacy of both drugs are quite similar though it appears that more patients discontinued treatment for safety issues with alpha 2b. I believe that you'll find the article worth reading. Mike See: Early Virologic Response After Peginterferon Alpha-2a Plus Ribavirin or Peginterferon Alpha-2b Plus Ribavirin Treatment in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Posted 10/19/2007 http://www.medscape.
Avatar f tn 1 Adverse Reactions from Clinical Trials Experience SOVALDI should be administered with ribavirin or peginterferon alfa/ribavirin. Refer to the prescribing information of peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for a description of adverse reactions associated with their use.
Avatar m tn Moroxydine HCl is an antiviral used for the prevention and treatment of influenza. Ribavirin is also an antiviral that is indicated for severe RSV infection, Hepatits C, or other viral infections.
158241 tn?1237723123 results from a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Kronenberger B et al. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether amantadine reduces deterioration of quality of life in patients with chronic hepatitis C during and after treatment with interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) and ribavirin.
Avatar m tn In the present study, the investigators conducted an exploratory pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of 28 genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients treated with pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) plus weight-based ribavirin for 12 weeks, with amantadine (an influenza drug once studied as an experimental anti-HCV therapy) added for an additional 36 weeks; 24 participants completed the study.
372366 tn?1284407473 Ribavirin was originally designed as a cure for the Flu. It works too. The Company that developed it whose name escapes me ran trials for this but the trials were inconclusive. The Co said the trails that showed it didnt work were flawed. They got into a bun fight with the FDA and lost, went broke and got bought out by someone. It is available in Mexico and several other countries as a cure for the Flu. As are the Riba pro drugs.
2065676 tn?1331426040 In the present study, the investigators conducted an exploratory pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of 28 genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients treated with pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) plus weight-based ribavirin for 12 weeks, with amantadine (an influenza drug once studied as an experimental anti-HCV therapy) added for an additional 36 weeks; 24 participants completed the study.
Avatar n tn My question is what is influenza except another virus and if im taking 1200mg of ribavirin daily what chance does a flu virus have getting a foothold. I know ribavirin is not viral specific because they use it for other viruses, is this just brain fog talking or do I have a point?
Avatar m tn Is the idea for the Ribavirin to weaken the immune system in order for the Interferon to stay in a persons system longer? If thats the case, could coming-down with the common cold be fatal while on tx? And what kind of danger am I in if I contract a strain of the Flu thats supposed to hit this year, God forbid the H1N1?
Avatar m tn In the present study, the investigators conducted an exploratory pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of 28 genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients treated with pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) plus weight-based ribavirin for 12 weeks, with amantadine (an influenza drug once studied as an experimental anti-HCV therapy) added for an additional 36 weeks; 24 participants completed the study.
Avatar m tn I haven't heard anything about this. But I have seen trial information on Tribavirin which is used like Ribavirin for influenza and appears to have less anemia side effects that it's Riba cousin.
Avatar f tn Final phase II data from the interferon-free COSMOS study Phase III efficacy data in patients with genotype 4 hepatitis C Subgroup analyses of patients from phase III studies QUEST-1, QUEST-2 and PROMISE Final phase II data from the interferon-free COSMOS study Cohort 2 Final results from cohort 2 of the phase II COSMOS study demonstrated that 93 percent of prior null responder and treatment-naïve patients with genotype 1 HCV and advanced liver fibrosis (METAVIR scores F3 and F4) who were
Avatar f tn D Ireland (Janssen) today announced primary efficacy and safety results from two global Phase 3 studies demonstrating that use of the investigational protease inhibitor simeprevir (TMC435) led to sustained virologic response 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12) in 80 and 81 percent, respectively, of treatment-naive genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C adult patients with compensated liver disease, including all stages of liver fibrosis, when administered once daily with pegylated interferon and
Avatar n tn Interferon is a natural biological which your body produces to fight certain viruses (the main reason that there are no generic meds available). Ribavirin is a chemo medication, often used to treat influenza in children but has been modified to an oral form for HCV.
Avatar f tn Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, LLC), in combination with ribavirin, for retreatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection. The action was based on data from the United States–based Daily-Dose Consensus Interferon and Ribavirin: Efficacy of Combined Therapy clinical trial of nonresponders to prior pegylated interferon plus ribavirin therapy who were randomly assigned to receive active treatment or placebo for up to 48 weeks.
Avatar m tn eu/article/S0168-8278(11)60460-1/pdf 457 EZETIMIBE IMPROVES EFFICACY OF PEGIFN AND RIBAVIRIN THERAPY VIA ACCELERATION OF IFN-MEDIATED ISG15 CONJUGATION SYSTEM M. Nakamuta1, M. Yada2, K. Notsumata3, N. Tanaka3, R. Yada1, M. Kohjima1, K. Gotoh1, T. Yoshimoto1, N. Fukushima1, K. Fukuizumi1, K. Kawabe1, T. Mizutani1, N. Harada1, S. Morizono4, N. Sakamoto5, M. Enjoji6.
Avatar n tn I'm a genotype 1a, male, age 39, on peg-intron, ribavirin and amantadine. Viral load pre-tx was over 3,000,000 IU/ml. Biopsy showed grade 1 fibrosis, grade 2 inflammation. I think I was infected in 1982...
Avatar n tn from Valent Pharmaceuticals? This seems to be like Ribavirin in it's current useage to fight childhood influenza and is being tested to replace Ribavirin for chronic HCV tx. See: http://www.valeant.com/mediaCenter/newsArticle/newsArticle.jspf?
179856 tn?1333550962 Adverse events most commonly reported with 15 μg interferon alfacon-1/ribavirin included fatigue, nausea, influenza-like symptoms, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, neutropenia, leukopenia, insomnia, and depression. Dose modifications were required in 52% of patients, primarily because of neutropenia/leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and fatigue/weakness. Interferon alfacon-1 previously was approved as monotherapy for chronic HCV in adults with compensated liver disease.
Avatar f tn hyperlactacidaemia/lactic acidosis, influenza, pneumonia, affect lability, apathy, tinnitus, pharyngolaryngeal pain, ***cheilitis***, acquired lipodystrophy and chomaturia. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/p/PegasysRBVinjtab.
1717054 tn?1316716253 I have also read that in other countries they use ribavirin for influenza and according to some articles it mitigates the symptoms and shortens the duration of the symptoms/disease. That certainly doesn't appear to be the case with you since you're on day 14. I tend to agree with your doctor because your symptoms match up perfectly with flu symptoms and I cannot think of any other disease/disorder that matches up as well. Anyway, I really hope it resolves soon.
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 ACTIVITY OF TELAPREVIR ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2A AND RIBAVIRIN IN TREATMENT-NAIVE GENOTYPE 2 AND 3 HEPATITIS-C PATIENTS: INTERIM RESULTS OF STUDY C209 G.R. Foster1, C. Hezode2, J.-P. Bronowicki3, G. Carosi4, O. Weiland5, L. Verlinden6, R. van Heeswijk6, T. Vangeneugden6, G. Picchio7, M.
Avatar f tn The investigators analyzed sustained treatment outcomes among 573 chronic hepatitis C patients who received pegylated interferon (Pegasys or PegIntron) plus ribavirin and had an end-of-treatment virological response. Viral load was measured using a sensitive TMA assay with a lower limit of 5-10 IU/mL. Viral relapse was defined as reappearance of detectable HCV-RNA between the end of treatment and post-treatment week 24.
29837 tn?1414538248 RASH (all types) = 48% FATIGUE = 44% PRURITUS = 38% HEADACHE = 32% NAUSEA = 27% ANEMIA = 25% INFLUENZA - LIKE ILLNESS = 24% DIARREAH = 21% All this was the results in the Berg EASL Slide Set 2010... By the way, I mentioned the Telaprevir Sweepstakes, and unbelievably, he’s going to present the idea to Senior Staff for consideration, including a two-week vacation! He agreed it would be a terrific publicity ploy for the company, especially if CNN, CBS and NBC got wind of it.
Avatar m tn 85% vs. 37% in prior relapsers, 75% vs. 9% in prior partial responders and 51% vs. 19% in prior null responders - - Once daily TMC435 was generally safe and well tolerated at all doses and treatment durations - Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR), a research-based speciality pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases, today announces final results from the ASPIRE study.