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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????
Avatar m tn I experienced some digestive upsets,insomnia and headaches, irritability, and a bit of a rash but most of my real discomfort was a result of extra hepatic manifestations due to HCV and cirrhosis. Most people feel irritable on the ribavirin but again the degree of 'riba rage' depends on the individual. My Dr. told me that almost all the people in my study complained of some side effects but that overall (nationwide) the reports were that sx were minimal.
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.
6708370 tn?1471493810 Honestly, I think it would be great if you could call out for an IV and a B12 shot - the two best pick me ups I know about so, friends and fam helped me through and labs tomorrow I want to SO believe that this is going to happen for me.
475555 tn?1469307939 Hi, y'all! (That's my southern twang...south Brooklyn, to be exact.) I'm back in New York City for a few weeks and finally got in touch with the folks at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital about the Boceprevir Phase IV trial, which is designed to compare "Erythropoietin Use Versus Ribavirin Dose Reduction for Anemia". This is the trial that everyone here was goading me into volunteering for (with good reason), but which my strangely elevated hemoglobin seemed to rule me out of.
Avatar m tn it seems to me incorrect thinking to assert that a compound or drug given by pill becomes a scam when administered by IV. I believe that there are many type treatments which require the use of an IV. It can either be to administer vit B-12, or iron for instance instead of relying on slowly giving people pills. I am under the impression that NAC is given to Tylenol OD victims as well.
Avatar m tn In this study, we compared hepatic gene expression in patients prior to and during peginterferon and ribavirin therapy. In the on-treatment group, patients received either ribavirin for 72 hours prior to peginterferon alpha-2a injection or peginterferon alpha-2a for 24 hours, prior to biopsy. The patients were grouped into rapid responders (RRs) with a greater than 2-log drop and slow responders (SRs) with a less than 2-log drop in hepatitis C virus RNA by week 4.
Avatar n tn My husband was just told by Dr. that after 9 mos. on daily Infergen/Ribavirin tx, his labs dropped drastically and he cannot continue. Viral load is 176,000; down from 5 million. At first we were shocked and upset since he hasn't missed a treatment, but after having been stopped on two previous txs, we are trying to be positive. Dr. trying to get him in study of non-responders which will be on low Peg. dose forever.
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.
1815939 tn?1377995399 Excellent results from using ABT-450/r–Ombitasvir and Dasabuvir with or without Ribavirin for HCV. (Improved SVR rates in Genotype 1a with the Ribavirin versus without the Ribavirin.
80575 tn?1207135964 I wish I could have some suggestions for you but once the rash got going on my body nothing could ease the pain until I stopped taking the medication. The rash cleared within 12 days - the amount of time it took for the ribavirin to clear my system. Like Mary55, I was becoming anxious due to a lack of sleep, the growing rash and swelling that was affecting my whole body to the point where I was almost psychotic and couldn't think straight.
264121 tn?1313033056 Ok, So it would appear that about every week and a half to two weeks my hgb hits between 7 or 8 on account of the ribavirin and I end up back in the brink for another blood transfusion. Finally, two weeks ago we did get the hemolysis) haptoglobin? test or whatever test done PRIOR to the actual transfusion ( you know, horse BEFORE the cart?) and were able to conclusively confirm that the the problem is hemolysis as opposed to say... the Interferon shutting down the bone marrow.
Avatar n tn Hepatitis C - IV ozone therapy over 6 treatments 100% effective in irradicating for good?
Avatar m tn However, hepatitis C can be associated with certain kinds of glomerulonephritis. Ribavirin cannot be removed by the kidney so treatment can be dangerous for a kidney patient as the ribavirin builds up in that organ. Patients with kidney disease need to be closely monitored by their nephrologist and hepatologist.
Avatar f tn The authors do go on to say, “effective contraception should be practised by women who receive ribavirin, during treatment and for at least 6 months after treatment is completed.” Jeez; SARS patients receiving ribavirin IV? Anyone signing up for clinical trials :o)?
Avatar n tn I am in a similar situation, Ribavirin IV 10 days into pregnancy, what did you find out?
7510956 tn?1411675017 A total of 179 GT1b treatment-experienced patients with no evidence of liver cirrhosis were included in the trial, of which 91 were randomised to the regimen without ribavirin for 12 weeks, and 88 were randomised to the regimen plus ribavirin for 12 weeks. In the ribavirin-free arm, 100% (n=91/91) of patients achieved SVR12, while 97% (n=85/88) achieved SVR12 in the ribavirin-containing arm.
3145189 tn?1343161021 Significant teratogenic and/or embryocidal effects have been demonstrated in all animal species exposed to Ribavirin. In addition, Ribavirin has a multiple dose half-life of 12 days, and it may persist in non-plasma compartments for as long as 6 months. Therefore, Ribavirin, including Ribavirin tablets, is contraindicated in women who are pregnant and in the male partners of women who are pregnant.
Avatar n tn I am HCV +iv since March 2011 and undergone Interferon therapy . Two months course completed my temperature maximum 100 daily. can i do sex with my wife? what preventive measure required during sex.
Avatar n tn AbbVie previously announced findings from the SAPPHIRE-I and SAPPHIRE-II trials, which both produced 96% overall sustained response rates at 12 weeks post-treatment (SVR12) using a 4-drug regimen consisting of the HCV protease inhibitor ABT-450, the NS5A inhibitor ABT-267, the non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitor ABT-333, and ribavirin Since then, the PEARL-II, -III, and -IV trials have shown that a 3-drug regimen without ribavirin for 12 weeks cures 99%-100% of patients with HCV subtype 1b, b
Avatar n tn Or contact a Medical School in your area and find out where a clinical trial in your area is being conducted. I took Peg-Intron + Ribavirin, Pegasus +Ribavirin, and Consensus + Ribavirin(experimental) and each time I wound up with severe bone marrow toxicity and had to inject Procrit and Neulasta one or more times per week in addition to all the other meds. Every protocol put me into remission, and every time I relapsed within 3 months.
Avatar m tn Silibin can be quite effective in supressing the virus however so far the virus has always returned after Silibin IV therapy. It might find a use when during regular tx the viral decline suddenly stops.Silibin IVs are also very expensive.
Avatar m tn I am having interferon injection once a week and boceptivir and ribavirin. I have been feeling like nothing on earth. My nurse had to reduce the ribavirin once as my bloods went from 14.to 9.6. I can cope Roth all this but now I hav started hsbomg panic attacks which I can't seem to control. I had three yesterday and today. iv had paramedics out about 3/4 timed. I dont know what to do. It makes it all worse as it's Christmas week anf I know I dont get the support I need over the holidays.
Avatar f tn iv recently found out am genotype 4 and going to start treatment to try and clear it. am hep c pos 9 years. has anyone here cleared type 4 as my consultant told me its the most rare type and hardest to be cleared of.most common in eygpt. and the success rate only 50/50. anyone!!!!!!!!
Avatar m tn I understand tnat typically genotype 4 can be treated for 24 weeks with sufosbuvir and ribavirin or for 12 weeks with sovosbuvir and peginterveron. Is this correct?
Avatar f tn uk - Shorter, Simplified Treatment Option May Encourage More Patients to Seek Treatment Some hepatitis C patients with difficult-to-treat HCV genotype 1 who respond quickly to treatment with a combination of PEGASYS(R) (pegylated interferon alfa-2a (40KD)) plus COPEGUS(R) (ribavirin) can benefit from a shorter and simplified course of therapy, following Thursday's Commission decision.
Avatar m tn Statistical data seems to bear this out with IV drug users that have cleared naturally or have been successfully treated and achieved SVR status. Those users who persist in IV drug use after clearing the virus are much less likely to become reinfected than other IV drug users that have never been exposed to the virus.
Avatar f tn • HCV RNA became undetectable in 3 patients after a second cycle of IV silibinin infusions given after week 12 (pegylated interferon/ribavirin is continuing). • Beside mild gastrointestinal symptoms, IV silibinin monotherapy was well tolerated.
Avatar f tn My personal belief regarding the flu, is we can't even get it taking interferon and ribavirin. The Riba is an anti-viral drug - flu is a virus and flu-shots actually increase your natural interferon as your bodies self prevention.