Ribavirin injection

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Avatar n tn Should or has anyone started their riba before the first injection day? To get the level in your system up for the first inhection. Just curious what everyone else on the same treatment has done. I know it probably isn't that big of a deal when your going to be on it for 48 weeks but was wondering if I should start taking it now or not.
Avatar m tn Hi All, My treatment is in month 4 and the rash from the Ribavirin is giving me a run for my money. The itching and bumps have really started popping up all over. The Dr. has been very vague on what, if anything I can do. This is as bad or worse than poison ivy ever was. Has anyone had to deal with this side effect and are there any solutions.
10318302 tn?1409260268 I was told that it was not the injection that was causing all the issues, but the daily pills I was taking and I think it was RBV causing it.
Avatar f tn I am starting triple treatment soon. I treated in 2008 and I took 1000 mg ribavirin a day and 180 ug of pegasys injection once per week ā€“ I reached UND at week 16, but stopped tx because I did not want to treat for 72 wks with low odds and I decided to wait for new PI. Now my (new) doctor is going to treat me with PI and wants to only give me 800 mg of ribavirin a day (I will be taking pegasys and incivek).
Avatar f tn Am I the only one on here taking 1,200 mgs of ribavirin, who is going thru Triple Tx? I keep noticing people mentioning lower dosages. I have heard of smaller people taking less, and I am 5'9'', 160 pounds, but I think my Doctor is prescribing this same amount for most of the people in my home group, that I've talked to.
Avatar n tn Did 24 weeks and turned out to be a non-responder. About two years later I tried ribavirin/intron but developed a serious hacking cough that was so bad I couldn't even talk to anyone. Now I'm trying again. Last Thursday I took my first injection with the rib. I prepared for a night of the flu like symptoms but was happy when awoke because it was very light. I just had some muscle aches. But since then every time I take the ribavirin it's almost like getting the flu.
Avatar f tn Moving forward, researchers say the higher rates of viral eradication in infected people in the early stages of liver disease warrants more widespread screening in people at greater risk of being infected, such as those with liver inflammation, anyone who received a blood transfusion before donor testing for hepatitis C began in 1992, and injection-drug users.
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.
135456 tn?1301441224 Does anyone feel the Ribavirin really hit them a few hours after they take it? I wake up feeling decent but as soon as I take my first dose I'm feeling lower than a snakes nuts. I feel my liver swell and my extremities get ice cold. I'm conviced the interferon is a cakewalk by itself but the Ribavirin is the evil component to treatment. Any thoughts?
Avatar n tn I am 22 yr old and i have hepatitis c genome 3 and i am taking pegasus\once weekly and ribavirin since 19-6-08 my question is have i to do weekly CBC or I can do every 2weeks before the injection ?
882369 tn?1240741651 Today is my 2nd treatment Iā€™m using pegintron and rebetol for this treatment The effect from medicine was not bad I took injection on Friday.
Avatar m tn Pre-dosing ribavirin is ribavirin mono-therapy for X number of weeks in the hope that when you take your first INF injection, the ribavirin is already at maximum synergistic capability. Everybody's response is individual, however this approach is based on what we know of the pharmacokinetics of ribavirin, it's steady state levels and it's synergistic relationship with INF.
Avatar m tn 45 fat snack, 12:15 AM 2 tab. Incivek. Plus of course the weekly injection of Peg. His nurse practioner was very clear that the fat snack must be eaten 30 min. before taking the Incivek. Hope this helps.
2202729 tn?1377554805 I never put anything on those reddened injection site areas. You won't get Riba rash from scented lotion and other scented products, but it is best to use hypoallergenic soaps, lotions, shampoos, etc. so as not to aggravate any rash you may get from Incivek or Riba.
1652596 tn?1342015226 i'm in a gilead trial. it's a blind study so i get peginterferon/ribavirin,and or tegobuvir/gs-9451. i hope i'm in group 1. they get all four drugs. thanks for the encouragement. we all need it. i'll keep you posted and also good luck to you.
Avatar n tn I had understood that I should also take the ribavirin for the 7 days following the last injection to work in combination with the interferon. My doc said no. I think he is wrong. I'm going to take them anyway. Can any of my fellow lab rats tell me if I'm right or wrong. Thanks, as always.
Avatar f tn They told me that I could do the Pegasys/Ribavirin and be cured by July or to wait until August for when the new treatment is approved by my health insurance and be cured by October (by the way, I have genotype 2a). Me, being the type of person whom likes to take care of things immediately decided on the older treatment. I'm currently waiting on the call so they can FedEx me the medications.
Avatar m tn I also recently learned I have relapsed after completing the 12 week treatment with Solvadi and Ribavirin. I have Hep-C, genotype 2. The virus went undetectable after 4 weeks and remained that way 6 weeks after completing treatment, then showed up in a blood test done at the 12 week marker after treatment. Needless to say I was heartbroken. I was diagnosed in 1993 and have significant cirrhosis. I will keep hoping for a new drug protocol that will knock it out once and for all.
135456 tn?1301441224 Have you had previous experience with 1600 mg/day of ribavirin? If not, you might start sooner and titer up more gradually to make sure that you can handle the dose. Keep in mind that it can take 1-3 weeks for a change in ribavirin dose to be reflected in your hemoglobin. Also, and again based on your previous treatment experience, consider Procrit (epo) coincidental with the riba pre-dosing for same reasons.
233616 tn?1312790796 In comparison with corresponding plasma values of ribavirin following a high-purine meal, Cmax, AUC0-144 and AUC0-āˆž 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 n tn The interferon takes 7 days to leave the body. Interferon alone and ribavirin alone is not as effective as INF and riba together. That last shot you take is made more worthwhile when you combine it with ribavirin. I'd take the last of your ribavirin and give it that final kick.
656703 tn?1224540203 My last injection today. Week 47, 48th shot, 1 week of Ribavirin pills to go. Thanks for all the info and support and advise. My results are good. The undetectables are undetectable and the non reactives are non reactive.
Avatar m tn I was treated with the 24 wk interferon and ribavirin geno 2...3 months after treatment undected next and the 6 month test is in 2 weeks. I have two friends that have been recently told they have 'C'. However, they have heard there is a new treatment with monthly injections coming soon, I am saying to them do the treatment now and don't wait. Any Information You Have Would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn My guess it was the interferon that made you so sick right after your first injection and not the ribavirin. I think you did the right thing by starting the full meds from day one.
Avatar m tn It doesn't hurt at all. It's a tiny needle, and the injection is subcutaneous. You Can also inject in your thigh. You need some fat to inject into. It comes with explicit directions. I went to my PCP the first time and the nurse dialed me in.
1846163 tn?1331052348 My 36th injection! Last shot tonight, and only 6 more days of Ribavirin. So glad I am at the end of treatment. I was much luckier than most, with minimal long term side effects. I am now keeping a positive attitude about SVR. If I were to give anyone advice about making it through treatment I would say to keep an upbeat attitude as much as possible. Keep up some sort of physical activity, and don't beat yourself up if you need to rest.
Avatar m tn Dear Friends I'm on my 9th injection of Peg (10th on Wed) and have low hemoglobin and platelet count. Feeling very weak and dizzy. Now it looks like I'm catching a cold. Does anyone have experience on dealing with a cold on these drugs. Is there any danger of it turning into something more serious?
1639131 tn?1510822231 I took my 3rd injection last night. So far I'm just super tired and cold and still have the nausia oh also dealling with not being able to fall asleep at night hopefully that doesn't continue. I'm dealing with anxiety off and on I think that's from the ribavirin but I called my doc and she's putting me on selexa I don't know if I spelled that right?