Ribavirin pegasys

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Avatar f tn You need more then pegasys to treat Hepatitis C. Present treatment requirers 3 drugs. Interferon, Ribavirin, & Incivik or Victrelis. In order to get any of these drugs you will have to see a GI doctor, Hepatologist if possible. The doctor will run tests to find out what genotype you are, etc.
Avatar n tn I'm a geno 2B who has been on tx for 6 weeks. My regimen is 180 of weekly Pegasys w/ 1200 Riba daily. I started with the shot and then followed up with Riba, traditional manner. I've never heard of anyone doing it the way you are suggesting, but I'd talk to my doc about that. My limited understanding of how the meds work are that the Riba works to keep the interfuron at a functioning level in the system for the entire week, so that we no longer need to take shots once daily or 3x a week.
Avatar f tn Has anybody out there been treated with COPEGUS and PEGASYS? I saw a gastroentoligist today and he has ordered all sorts of blood work, but says if I start treatment this is what he would give me. I asked about the new VERTEX drug coming out next year and he said it probably wouldent be out that soon.
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 n tn My Pegasys and Ribavirin are approx $2,500 a month. I pay a co-pay of $5.00 for the riba and $10 for the Peg each month.
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 f tn Can anybody tell me what's the newest price for pegasys & ribavirin? Thank u for ur precious information.
Avatar f tn I just wanted to let people know that I took this powerful medications of pegasys and ribavirin. The treatment was suppose to be a 12 month treatment with a 50% cure rate, and my treatment lasted 6 month because I had complication with anemia during treatment but the end result was that the treatment was successful and the diease hep C went into remission. My current issues now are fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, major depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome.
Avatar n tn I am on treatment with PEGASYS & Ribavirin. I am genotype 1b in week 32 of 48. I began treatment with a viral load of 10,100,000 and went to 784 by week 4. Undetectable at week 12. When I started treatment I weighed 165 and was put on 1,000 mg/day of Ribavirin. At week 32 I weight 140 and my hemoglobin is at 9.9. My doctor wants me to lower my Ribavirin to 800 mg/day. I am hesitant in doing this. I do not want a viral breakthrough. What are your thoughts on reducing Ribavirin?
Avatar m tn I plan on starting Pegasys next month. My question is that would it be OK to start the ribavirin in low doses now so my body has time to get used to the 1000mg required when I start the Peg? I have already recieved my first month of meds.Thanks.
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 – 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 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 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 f tn 3 Pharmacokinetics The terminal half-life of ribavirin following administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin is about 120 to 170 hours. The total apparent clearance following administration of a single oral dose of ribavirin is about 26 L/h. There is extensive accumulation of ribavirin after multiple dosing (twice daily) such that the Cmax at steady state was four-fold higher than that of a single dose. http://kadmon.com/files/ribasphere-tablets-pi.
Avatar n tn My opinion is that it might be better to start the ribavirin in advance so that he has some plasma concentration of ribavirin when the interferon hits home. Pegasys is reputed to have a longer bioavialability so it might not be all that advantageous but I cannot see how it could hurt. Platelet count is a problem for TP recipients. It was for me but my center didn't get worried about it. I got as low as 23,000 and I never heard a cautionary word about it.
Avatar f tn Don't have all the numbers but viral load was 23,000,000 and biopsy showed inflammation and bridging fibrosis, (stage 3?). I'm on week 7 out of first 12, pegasys/1000 ribavirin. Doc won't do comprehensive tests to see if working until week 12, then if responding will do 48 weeks. Blood work showed slight anemia this week, he wants me to cut ribavirin to 600. He did say after checking numbers next week we may look into rescue drugs for the anemia.
Avatar f tn I received my first supply of medications (Pegasys and Ribavirin Ribasphere) by Fed Express mail. My questions are based on the Pegasys fact sheet which states: 1)"Take Pegasys once a week on the same day each week at approximately the same time". 2) "Pegasys must be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of 36 degrees F to 46 degrees F. Keeping Pegasys at temperatures outside the recommended range can destroy the medicine".
310500 tn?1227304634 Only one response on this..... Is this not a concern for others. I hate to see the stuff go to waste as expensive as it is. Can anyone give me an idea. I was given a place in NY, but the link does not seem to work.
4705307 tn?1447973922 told me when I was puking after an hour or so after taking the ribavirin, that as long as was getting 80% of my my meds 80% of the time I would be alright. But now it has happened every week, and there is no way to check the actual amount being delivered. I have control issues to be sure, and I wish I could be sure these aren't defective units and yet like I said, this issue has been consistent with two lot #'s.
Avatar f tn Later side effects, however, may include tiredness, hair loss, low blood count, trouble with thinking, moodiness, and depression. Ribavirin can cause serious anemia, or low red blood cell count. In some patients, the side effects may be so serious that treatment must be stopped.
Avatar n tn I am on Pegasys, wk60 today, and was on Ribavirin for a full course through wk48. I have poly-neuropathy, In my case it affects peripheral nervous system and not the kidneys and other internal organs. The peripheral neuropathy was caused by an autoimmune reaction to the HCV virus, not the HCV combo-therapy. But it was exacerbated after I began tx for HVC. For me, the neuropathy results from cryoglobulinemic vasculitis which affects some 5% of persons with chronic HCV.
Avatar n tn Fewere symtoms, best results? Pegasys is a newer med but my doc wants to put me on Peg-intron?????? All that I've read, everyone prefers Pegasys....Anyone have a good doc in S.Fla?