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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 n tn Yep there's a test for it, not sure where'd you go to have it tested though (outside of a trial or research environment). Plus I'd imagine it would be pretty expensive, and also your insurance would not pay for it. I'd just follow your doctor's recommendation and wait at least the 6 month grace period. Were you thinking of getting started prior to that? If so I wouldn't advise any thinking along those lines.
Avatar f tn If you read the Ribavirin Prescribing Information for ribavirin, right at the top of the label it says... Indications and Usage for Ribavirin 'The safety and efficacy of Ribavirin tablet therapy for the treatment of adenovirus, RSV, parainfluenza or influenza infections have not been established. Ribavirin tablets should not be used for these indications.
135456 tn?1301441224 I haven't been able to find any ribavirin pre-dosing studies, although someone did post here about a year ago which suggested that one such study may exist. If so, it appears to be a carefully guarded secret :) That said, the concept of pre-dosing ribavirin makes sense to this non-medical professional on a logical basis. Since it takes 2-4 week for ribavirin to reach maxium serum levels, then in a sense, if we don't pre-dose ribavirin, we are under-dosed for the first 2-4 weeks of treatment..
Avatar f tn I just wanted to say that when I treated with Ribavirin and Interferon the doctor told me to be careful after finishing tx because my immune system had been so ramped up during tx that I could get ill after finishing, while my immune system tried to recover from the tx. I know you used the Sovaldi but I thought it could be the same premise. Also, once you get sick it is so easy to get sick again as your body is more susceptible.
Avatar m tn 16 Ribavirin The synthetic purine nucleoside Ribavirin rapidly enters eukaryotic cells and after intracellular phosphorylation exhibits virustatic activity against a broad spectrum of DNA and RNA viruses.25 Several studies have been conducted to evaluate ribavirin monotherapy in daily doses of 600-1,200 mg in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.26-28 While all trials consistently showed a decrease in aminotransferase levels, no virologic end-of-treatment responses were observed.
173930 tn?1196341998 Prediction of sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) and ribavirin. Foster GR, Fried MW, Hadziyannis SJ, Messinger D, Freivogel K, Weiland O. The Royal London Hospital. London. UK. Objective. Patient- and virus-related factors influence the response of patients with chronic hepatitis C to interferon-based therapy.
80575 tn?1207135964 I used a liquid bath additive that is very dark in color. It actually has tar in it. You pour it in the hot bath at the spout as it is filling. It doesn't smell that great: however, you will receive a tremendous relief. It is originally designed for people with skin disorders such as eczema and the like. I'm at work so I don't have the name of the product. It is OTC. Just ask the pharmacist and they'll point you in the right direction.
Avatar m tn Adequate Ribavirin exposure after the first dose predicts SVR in genotype 1 patients Last updated:08July2008 7th July 2008 By Liz Highleyman hivandhepatitis.com Studies continue to show that adequate doses of ribavirin, which helps to prevent relapse after completion of therapy, are important for optimal treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Hepatitis C is a virus-caused liver inflammation which may cause jaundice, fever and cirrhosis.
497282 tn?1209753889 Peg-Interferon is usually taken once a week. 2. Ribavirin. Ribavirin are little pills that are designed to work with interferon in eliminating HCV. Ribavirin pills are taken two or three times daily. 3. Protease Inhibitors (or "PI's"). PI's are a new class of drugs that are being dosed together with interferon and ribavirin in clinical drug trials right now. PI's have been proven to greatly increase the effectiveness of interferon and ribavirin treatment.
Avatar m tn randomized study of higher doses of peginterferon alfa-2a and ribavirin Hari S. Conjeevaram, MD, MSc Ribavirin exposure after the first dose is predictive of sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C K. Rajender Reddy, MD Potential for hepatitis C virus resistance to nitazoxanide or tizoxanide Tarek Hassanein, MD ----- I will try do do some copy and paste's later but anyone with access please jump right in. At first glance looks like some very interesting and infomative reads.
Avatar m tn Drink coffee, its good for your liver. But drink water, all the time. My nurse said if I drink coffee I should drink even more water since coffee is considered dehydrating.
1654058 tn?1407162666 Ribavirin - 1,000 mg oral daily Telaprevir - 2,350 oral daily Pegasys - 0.
Avatar m tn You've probably read that renal sufficiency plays a role and for those with compromised renal function weight-dosing isn't necessarily the best approach to ribavirin dosing. Looking at blood levels is a better way to arrive at the proper dose. I don't recall whether this was mentioned in this article - I think I read it is a renal transplant article now that I think about it. I am also questioning why this even occurred to me now.
87972 tn?1322664839 I couldn't access the complete editorial, but the target 15 micro-mol/L ribavirin concentration was not arbitrary, but rather based on riba levels Lindahal and group had already observed was attainable by some subjects on normal ribavirin dosing. As you stated, this group has been doing ribavirin dosing research for many years and one of their findings is that serum ribavirin levels are based more on kidney function (and other factors, perhaps still unknown) as opposed to body weight.
1391695 tn?1298143389 I am trying to prepare myself for tx, a couple of days ago Melinda's survival list talked about B complex, I found a sublingual b that I just started taking, It's B Total Sublingual liquid. I am not just imagining it, it really gave me quite a boost today. I was wondering what test on the CBC is the one to watch to indicate you are getting anemic? I am trying to boost myself for the next month before I start tx. Then continue through. I am hoping I can at least try to fight that off.
Avatar m tn The nurse didn't seem too worried about it. I just popped my first 3 ribavirin pills (200 mg a piece). Taking it with some vitamin D milk and other food. I'm not feeling that much different (no aches, pains, or nausea yet). I did have a small panic attack about 1 hour after the injection so I popped two 25mg xanax and that seemed to do the trick. THE BAD NEWS: My VL skyrocketed from 371,000 in February to 5.4 million! So I guess I no longer have the low pre-tx VL on my side.
Avatar f tn He is tired of drinking plenty of water, and think that he could be back on usual amount of liquid when therapy ended. He drinks about 5 glasses of water during the day, also he is vegan and there is more liquid in that kind of food.He is also worried about constant pain in liver and asks if someone has equal troubles? Thank you!
Avatar m tn It comes as a pill, capsule or liquid. Ribavirin is taken twice daily, and dosing is based on weight. Although it is not effective against hepatitis C when used alone, ribavirin plays an important role in HCV combination treatment. Although scientists have not discovered exactly how it works, it is clear that adding ribavirin boosts cure rates and reduces the risk of relapse.
1414174 tn?1304684126 Most of the hepatitis C patients (167) were treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin. Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were measured using high-pressure liquid chromatography. Tissue expression of cytochrome P450 25-hydroxylating liver enzymes (CYP27A1 and CYP2R1) were assessed in 34 hepatitis patients and 8 control subjects. Results Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were significantly lower on average in chronic hepatitis C patients compared with healthy control subjects (25.
789911 tn?1368640383 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm not disagreeing with this statement, but I'm a bit surprised it would matter much if the fat eaten was in a solid or liquid form. A typical, healthy adult digests food within a 24-to-72-hour time frame, beginning with a six-to-eight-hour window during which the food enters the stomach and passes through the small intestine.
1025981 tn?1261096799 You don't have any idea what your serum levels of ribavirin are. This can only be established by the High Performance Liquid Chromatography Test. I feel you are not on entirely familiar territory here,but if you want the last word you can have it.
1116669 tn?1269146866 I would NOT split the tabs. They are coated for a reason. I am sure in this case it is so they absorb at the appropriate time, for the appropriate amount of time, in the appropriate part of the GI tract. Here is a link: Quote: "How should this medicine be used?" . "Ribavirin comes as a tablet, a capsule and an oral solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken with food twice a day, in the morning and the evening, for 24 to 48 weeks or longer.
86664 tn?1291561395 Although the dose of ribavirin was reduced in 40% of patients in the control group compared with only 10% in patients taking epoetin alfa, the percentage of patients who received more than 80% of the cumulative ribavirin dose was comparable in the 2 groups. This is because the ribavirin dose was reduced in only 200-mg increments every 2-4 weeks, and most dose modifications were performed after patients had achieved undetectable HCV RNA.
264121 tn?1313033056 My guess is that high-performance liquid chromatography after solid-phase extraction in trough samples is probably expensive and not widely available. I know I never had my plasma level measured and it seemed as though I got every test imaginable. From: Journal of Viral Hepatitis Volume 11 Issue 1 Page 84-87, January 2004 "Summary. Ribavirin in combination with interferon alpha-2 or pegylated interferon is the standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C.
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 n tn Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals announces FDA Approval of Ribasphere(TM) (Ribavirin capsules) 200mg for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Hey guys, I don't know how to paste hyperlinks, but go to yahoo news and type in hepatitis c and read for yourselves. Generic riba is available tomorrow.
3093770 tn?1389742726 ) L-carnitine supplementation improves hematological pattern in patients affected by HCV treated with Peg interferon-α 2b plus ribavirin http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22110268 Have any of you suplemented with L-Carnitine during tx? I believe is specifically Acety L-carnitine as there are several other forms available Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn I have hep c genotype2. I'm taking ribavirin and interferon. I have developed a dry hacking and sometimes wheezing cough from the bronchial area of my chest. It's mostly non productive coughing. I notice that it becomes worse on the day that I do the interferon inj. Is there any safe otc or rx medicine I could take when it becomes more than I can take? They say I'm already at stage 4 cirrhosis, but need something to tame this thing. I've tried cough syrup...