Ribavirin medicine

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Avatar n tn Ok just blame it on being distracted! I usally take my ribavirin in the morning (at work) and at dinner (at home) I didn't realize it but I was one pill short (I take 6 a day) this morning at work. Make it up at dinner or not or not is the quesiton. Dare I ask the next question? Has anyone ever felt better while on treatment then before treatment. I know from what I read here a crazy quesiton. But I would swear that I felt better on Saturday (finishing week 7 of tx) then I have in a long time.
Avatar m tn Solvaldi & Ribavirin could work together. Has anyone heard anything about this ? Also you can go to Web MD & qualify for a $ 5.00 Co-pay for a six month supply. This regiment, S& R is a 12 week program ! Gilead is giving to those that can't afford $ 1000.00 a pill . 12 week treatment for solvadi alone would be Eighty four thousand dollars !
Avatar f tn My physician's assistant called yesterday and said I am anemic and to take a shot of procrit. Also to reduce to 400mg/day ribavirin instead of my 800mg. I am in week 15 and have been UND at week three on triple therapy with incivek. Genotype 1a. Weigh 140 lbs. I was on 1000mg for 6 weeks and for the remainder of the time have been on 800mg. Yesterday I started on 400 mg and am worried about relapse. What is the role of ribavirin and just how important is it to SVR? I am on course for 24 wk.
Avatar f tn This was shown in a retrospective analysis of a large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in which patients who achieved RVR had an SVR rate of approximately 90% regardless of whether they received peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, standard interferon and ribavirin, or peginterferon alfa monotherapy. In addition, the likelihood of SVR patients with genotype 1 infection who achieve an RVR does not appear to be affected by shortening the duration or reducing the dose of ribavirin.
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.
1205205 tn?1272398083 Hi All- I know this may sound dumb, but my niece threw my bottle of Ribavirin Capsules against the wall (She was mad at her mom- and grabbed the first thing in sight- which happened to be my brand new bottle). I opened the bottle immediately after to see if there was any damage. All the capsules seem intact, however, would there be any damage to the medicine itself? I looked it up online, and they said never to "open, break, or chew on capsules.
183955 tn?1296407045 It is not a license to eat fatty foods, just a recommendation to make sure to eat some fat when you take the ribavirin to help absorption.. I don't remember anything about fiber. I ate fiber during tx.
3242225 tn?1348340121 Has anyone gone through the HCV clinical trial with 7977 and Ribavirin for 12 weeks? RU undetectable?
Avatar m tn Does anyone know of any programs that offer assistance with the coverage gap (donut hole) for people on Medicare? I have been preapproved for Pegasys and Ribavirin but my Medicare Prescription Drug Plan through United Health Care has a $4,550.00 coverage gap and then 5% of the total drug cost approx $9200.00 a year. The plan starts anew Jan 1st of each year so I’m looking at a copayment in the excess of $18,400.00.
Avatar m tn perhaps it will be useful eric Helper T cell cytokine response to ribavirin priming before combined treatment with interferon alpha and ribavirin for patients with chronic hepatitis C Norihiro Furusyoa, b, , , Norihiko Kubob, Kazuhiro Toyodab, Hiroaki Takeokab, Shigeki Nabeshimaa, Masayuki Murataa, Makoto Nakamutac and Jun Hayashia, b aDepartment of General Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan bDepartment of Environmental Medicine and Infectious Diseases,
Avatar f tn Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan. The impact of ribavirin exposure on virologic relapse remains controversial in combination therapy with pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) and ribavirin for patients with chronic hepatitis C (CH-C) genotype 1. The present study was conducted to investigate this. Nine hundred and eighty-four patients with CH-C genotype 1 were enrolled.
1838299 tn?1403496143 Is anyone on or finshed tx with Sovaldi + ribavirin + interferon for 12 weeks? I am curious about how many people are still treating with interferon cause i will be starting it in October. Plus, how were the side effects and did any SRV? I am tx naive. .
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 n tn How to decide to do interferon/ribavirin? I am having a great deal of ambivalence about beginning this treatment. And a lot of fear. The docs think I should go ahead -- I've probably had Hep C for close to 30 years (I'm 46) from one incident of "we have to try everything once" injecting heroin. I've been diagnosed for 5 years, genotype 2B with a biopsy five years ago grade 1 stage 0. I have quite a bit of fatigue and have struggled (under control at this time) with clinical depression.
223152 tn?1346981971 Based on the fact that interferon monotherapy is not effective, it's effective with ribavirin, and at full strength, I would rather have my ribavirin working at full strength when I start my interferon than have it take awhile after my interferon to get to full strength. There IS data on the amount of time it takes for ribavirin to get to full concentration AND there is data on the efficacy of ribavirin together with interferon.
Avatar n tn If you haven't already, you should also ask your doctor (or nurse in his absence) about getting an EOT (end of treatment) viral load test. A good day to take that test would be on the last day of your ribavirin, which would fall six days after your last Peg injection. At this point, you want as sensitive a viral load test as possible. Something like 'Heptimax' from Quest Diagnostics, that goes down to 5 IU/ml. Congratulations on finishing up!
Avatar m tn Currently, depending on your Genotype, that regimen would consist of Interferon and Ribavirin, and, if Genotype 1, also a protease inhibitor. Keep in mind that some herbs can actually cause harm to the liver.
Avatar f tn Chinese medicine will not cure hep c But if you are waiting to treat for a while you can go to a reputable practitioner. Don't believe this **** that it won't help you. People that don't know anything about it will tell you that. It can cive you some time until you decide. Interferon is horrible stuff and is not for everyone. I went to Zhang's clinic in manhattan and he helped me with side effects and lowering my ALT/AST until I decided to treat 6 months ago.
Avatar m tn my qestion is interferon and ribavirin is the new medicine for hcv i want to know abour side effect of this medicine and can person completlt overcome from this disease with this medicine
1722607 tn?1335751458 Take it from a serious alternative medicine adherent-the only way to beat this is by using the pharmaceuticals we so distrust..
Avatar f tn Your supplements and alternative medicine WILL NOT cure you. Your hepatitis will continue to progress even with the supplements and alternative medicine. They may help you some, but they will not cure the Hepatitis. The only thing that will cure Hep C is the recommended treatment, which, as stated before, depends on your Genotype. You now have cirrhosis. However, you can still treat your Hepatitis C and stop the advancement of the liver fibrosis.
Avatar f tn I am starting Viekira Pak w/Ribavirin as soon as they get it authorized through my insurance. My employer made a deal with Abvie, so that is why I will be taking the Viekira. My question is has anyone else taken or in the process of taking this medication? If so, can you give me some insight into the process. I am 6+ years post TX with peg/ribavirin.. Thanks in advance.
Avatar m tn I was sick through out my hole treatment and had to be taken off my medicine twice for a period of 2 weeks each time and eventually taken off my medicine at 38 weeks due to problems from it. I lost my hair and a total of 32 pounds. I lost hearing in my right ear, I now have sytemic lupus, and arthritis from my medicine. If all these things had been explained to me better by my doctor, I would have never taken this medicine.
Avatar n tn How important is it to be taking a full ribavirin dosage late in treatment? I am male, 39yrs, 140lb, genotype 1a, in week 34 of peg-intron+riba treatment. I started tx with a viral load of 3,000,000IU/m. Viral load tests were undetectable at 12 and 24 weeks (yay!). However, I have not been tolerating the ribavirin very well - anemia, fatigue, the usual... My starting riba dosage was 800mg/day, but I have been at that dosage for only a total of 8 weeks (out of 34 weeks so far).
13100769 tn?1445372717 I'm always searching for results from others with the same as me but I don't see much. I have 8 more weeks to go from a 24 week treatment of Ribavirin and Sovaldi. I'm praying for the best but could use some support. Thank you for reading.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn hi dr good day i would like to ask why until this time there are no such medicine for hepatitis?.... please help all hepatitis patients This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/649818'>Wanting to start a family</a>.
Avatar f tn I would also like to run my vicks vaporizer if I am allowed as well. since thats technically medicine I hope its okay. Please and thank you!