Ribavirin label

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Avatar m tn On ribavirin label? skull and crossbones. During the course of treaments, several different manufacturers both pill and capsules. All are equally crappy.
446474 tn?1446351282 Boceprevir Label Information Updated to Include Acute Hypersensitivity Risk FDA November 2, 2012. Package information for the recently approved HCV protease inhibitor boceprevir (Victrelis) was recently updated to include post-marketing data about the risk of serious hypersensitivity, or allergic reactions, among hepatitis C patients taking it as part of triple therapy with pegylated interferon and ribavirin.
1635208 tn?1300810760 Hi welcome to the Hepatitis C community Olysio per the prescribing information sheet is intended to be used with interferon and Ribavirin. The same applies to Sovaldi. Per prescription they are not used together. However there have been clinical trials using them together "off label" and they have been shown to be highly effective when used together. You can web search for Cosmos clinical trial cohort 1 and cohort 2 to see study results.
Avatar m tn Hi was talking with my doctor about off label for example common knowledge sofosbuvir and daclatasvir worked great in its study of 41 patients teleprevir peg ribavirin failures . My doctor says in Australia to go off label when these are available will cost about $ 100 000 , seems a lot of money ? , wonder if some people will go down that way if insurances and health care system will not pay which they probably wont .
100019 tn?1335923317 For genotype 1 patients who cannot take interferon, the panel recommends sofosbuvir plus the HCV protease inhibitor simeprevir (Olysio), with or without ribavirin, again for 12 weeks. This off-label regimen has not been through full Phase 3 testing, but performed very well in the Phase 2 COSMOS trial.
Avatar n tn Has anyone ever increased their Ribavirin gradually? Like on an every other day basis and if so did this way work better? Dr wants me to increase back to 5 a day am on 4 now.
Avatar m tn The only difference is my treatment is that for the last 2 weeks I switched to a differenr Ribavirin brand. First 40 weeks I took Ribasphere (Ribavirin Capsules) made by DSM Pharmaceuticals, Greenville, NC The label indicates that each capsule contains Ribavirin, USP - 200mg For the last two weeks I started to take Ribavirin Tablets, made by Sandoz, Princeton, NJ Each film -coated tablet contains :Ribavirin 200 mg My question: Could it possibly be any difference between the two?
Avatar f tn Has anyone been approved for Olysio and Sovaldi off label and on Medicare? I failed traditional interferon/ribavirin, have fibrosis stage 2, and waiting for approval.
Avatar f tn Just recently was trying to organize my med file and came across the drug insert you get from pharmacy on interferon. I've read so much on both INT and Ribavirin, but this caught my eye. This remark was on the interferon handout "Ribavirin is a potential cancer causing agent". Wow, that's nice to know. Read in detail the ribavirin handout and it does not say this. Curious if anyone else had this statement on their handout from pharmacy.
Avatar m tn No worries. It should be fine the Ribavirin label says up to 86 F. I doubt that the pills even got that hot in 15 minutes.
Avatar m tn Decided to start treatment next week though, bygetting interferon shot every Friday, and I am travelling this Saturday. I have only noticed that Ribavirin capsules that pharmacy gave me for 3 months have expiry of October 2014. If I start taking drugs on 15 August, it means 3 packs of Ribavirin will become expired during my treatment, as I will take them till November 15. Should I request pharmacy to change portion of packs?
1747881 tn?1546179478 I am in a trial that will be comparing ribavirin dosing, weight based compared to concentration controlled based on AUC 0-12 after first dose. http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01097395?
Avatar f tn yes people are curing with this combo however Ribavirin is not always needed with viekira pak it depends on genotype of hep c and if you have cirrhosis
Avatar m tn To learn more about Sovaldi/Ribavirin treatment read the label to learn about treatment and common side effect from treatment or consult with your hepatology NP. Sovaldi label can be found here. http://www.gilead.com/~/media/Files/pdfs/medicines/liver-disease/sovaldi/sovaldi_pi.pdf Live your life!
2030686 tn?1351692148 Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store ribavirin tablets and capsules at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Store ribavirin oral solution in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Avatar f tn //www.medicinenet.com/ribavirin/article.htm GENERIC NAME: ribavirin BRAND NAME: Rebetol, Copegus DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which are critical to the survival and multiplication of the virus.
26471 tn?1211940121 There are still doctors out there who will cut riba dosing instead of adding Procrit - which has come under more safety scrutiny lately, as I'm sure you know, and is off-label for ribavirin anemia. Some insurances won't pay for it. Some high-dose riba patients have needed transfusions to get them through therapy. I think for the most part, doctors suffer from a lack of information on the efficacy of high-dose ribavirin, as well as a powerful motivation to keep from getting sued.
Avatar m tn mail order. I just noticed the label on the ribavirin bottle says to take 3 pills 2x daily. The incivek says to take 2 pills 3x daily, but in the instructions it says to take 7-9 hours apart. First question is, does everyone else take the riba 3 caps at a time twice a day? If I take riba twice a day, how far apart, and can I take it at the same time I take the incivek?
Avatar f tn For genotype 1 patients who cannot take interferon, the panel recommends sofosbuvir plus the HCV protease inhibitor simeprevir (Olysio), with or without ribavirin, again for 12 weeks. This off-label regimen has not been through full Phase 3 testing, but performed very well in the Phase 2 COSMOS trial.
Avatar m tn Less less anemia with a similar viral response. That is that is the promise of Prodrug Taribavirin. No SVR at data yet, but at week 48 ( EOT) things are still looking good.
Avatar f tn I did the year on Interferon and ribavirin, responded then came out of remission with a vengeance. The depression was unbearable, also the flu like symptoms. When I ended the therapy I had acquired fibromyalgia, hoshimoto's thyroiditis, increased viral count, GI problems, and a new personality!... and not a better one, I have never been able to come off anti-depressants since.
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.
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.
446474 tn?1446351282 2 200 mg of GS-7977 in morning 3 200 mg of Ribavirin in morning 3 200 mg of Ribavirin at night (12 hours later) But I am now on treatment and will continue for 24 weeks or transplant, which ever comes first. I stopped my TB treatment today. I will deal with TB after transplant. I just had a cancer screen MRI/AFP and I am waiting for the results... I can't believe that within 4 weeks I will have no viral load for the first time in 42 years!!!
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-∞ 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 Sovaldi + Olysio are being prescribed off-label (they're not officially approved together), but you are the only person I know who's taking them with Ribavirin. There are people doing Sovaldi + Ribavirin, but this is the first time I've heard of anyone doing all three. And it must be the Riba that's causing the side effects. So maybe you could just stop taking the Riba (with a doctor's okay).
446474 tn?1446351282 I started HCV treatment yesterday September 5, 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 'An Open-Label Study to Explore the Clinical Efficacy of GS 7977 With Ribavirin Administered Pre-Transplant in Preventing Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Recurrence Post-Transplant ' NCT01559844 Treatment Drugs: 2 200 mg of GS-7977 in morning 3 200 mg of Ribavirin in morning 3 200 mg of Ribavirin at night (12 hours later) I just had a cancer screen MRI/AFP and I am waiting for the results...
Avatar n tn He doesn't want me to label myself as a fibromyalgia suffer (I believe he has good intentions) He said we will treat my difficulties as they arise. Because of my pain and discomfort I've been doing a lot of research to find answers which is why I am now here. There seems to have little or no research studies regarding Post Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin related side effects and so I put this question out to patients who have done this treatment.
Avatar m tn The Effect of the Addition of Ribavirin with Harvoni treatment.. With the addition of Ribavirin, Harvoni treatment time can be reduced to 12 weeks with similar to the SVR rates for 24 weeks of Harvoni used without Ribavirin! That is 12 weeks less time dealing side effects if a person can tolerate 12 weeks of Ribavirin. Plus a reduced cost of treatment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For those with HIVHCV -COINFECTION http://www.