Ribavirin precautions

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Avatar f tn Here is the information from the package insert for Ribavirin: Warnings and Precautions Pregnancy Ribavirin Capsules may cause birth defects and death of the unborn child. Ribavirin therapy should not be started until a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to planned initiation of therapy. Patients should use at least two forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during treatment and during the 6-month period after treatment has been stopped.
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 1 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 Some physicians will adjust the Ribavirin dosage after the first month if it drops too low. The Ribavirin is a red blood cell buster in addition to being a virus buster. The good news is that the HM is quick to respond when dosage is reduced. There is really nothing you can do to make a difference by diet, although I did add raisins and prunes to my diet, but do not take iron supplements. My dosage was reduced after a month because I have afib, and my doc didn't want it to affect my heart.
2104113 tn?1333813904 I was cured of HCV 3a in December 2009 it was a 24 week therapy of pegasys interferon along with ribavirin ... is there any chance of getting infected again ??? and what r the precautions ??
Avatar f tn Do not take ribavirin if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not start taking ribavirin until a pregnancy test has shown that you are not pregnant. You must use two forms of birth control and be tested for pregnancy every month during your treatment and for 6 months afterward. Call your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during this time.
Avatar f tn At least two reliable forms of effective contraception must be utilized during treatment and during the 6 month post treatment follow-up period [see Contraindications (4), Warnings and Precautions (5.1), and Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Ribavirin therapy should not be started unless a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to planned initiation of therapy.
Avatar m tn After Lever testing we come to know SGOT and SGPT level increases (180 and 319 respectively). Immediate antivirus treatment (Sofosbuvir 400mg and Ribavirin 400mg) tab combinationis is started from today as per doctor advice. What precautions have to needed to support her lever besides the medicine during medication period ? Please advise .
Avatar f tn RISK OF SERIOUS DISORDERS AND RIBAVIRIN ASSOCIATED EFFECTS "Significant teratogenic and embryocidal effects have been demonstrated in all animal species exposed to ribavirin. Therefore, COPEGUS is contraindicated in women who are pregnant and in the male partners of women who are pregnant.
Avatar n tn Use with Ribavirin and Peginterferon Alfa Ribavirin may cause birth defects and/or death of the exposed fetus. Extreme care must be taken to avoid pregnancy in female patients and in female partners of male patients. Ribavirin therapy should not be started unless a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to initiation of therapy.
Avatar m tn my male partner is taking solvadi and ribivarin and I just found out I am pregnant the doc told him to take precautions to avoid getting their partner pregnant but I cant find any information about how the medication effects when the male is taking the medicine and the female gets pregnant if anyone has any information on this please let me know I am so worried about whether everything is going to be okay with the baby or not
5045042 tn?1365893700 Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) and Erythema Multiforme (EM) [see also Boxed Warning and Warnings and Precautions (5.1)] Warnings and Precautions Serious Skin Reactions/Rash ​Fatal and non-fatal serious skin reactions, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), have been reported in patients treated with Incivek combination treatment.
Avatar n tn 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 Copegus, is contraindicated in women who are pregnant and in the male partners of women who are pregnant.
446474 tn?1446351282 Patients should be informed that serious acute hypersensitivity reactions have been observed during combination therapy with VICTRELIS, peginterferon alfa, and ribavirin therapy[see Contraindications (4) and Warnings and Precautions (5.4)]. If symptoms of acute hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., itching; hives; swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing or swallowing) occur, patients should seek medical advice promptly.
4333925 tn?1359106042 At least two reliable forms of effective contraception must be utilized during treatment and during the 6 month post treatment follow-up period [see Contraindications (4), Warnings and Precautions (5.1), and Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Ribavirin therapy should not be started unless a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to planned initiation of therapy.
Avatar n tn does anyone know if this therapy will be good for my age. i already take ribavirin for 6 months. and i think this ribavirin has drop my hemoglobin down. appreciate any help.
Avatar m tn k which suggests you have plenty of ribavirin in your system-not sure why he wants to increase,but basically the more ribavirin you can tolerate whilst clearing the virus the better. After you are 'negative' it is not so important. If your viral load is about 5000 at week 12 you would need to do a total of 72 weeks to have a decent chance of SVR,assuming you were negative at week 24. Good luck-you cant predict the 12 week test=you might get a nice surprise.
Avatar n tn I just finished tx and achieved SVR while having an autoimmune disease in the same family as lupus: cutaneous scleroderma, which is called morphea. Quite a few people on this forum suffer from autoimmune diseases, whether from the hcv itself and/or from tx. Tx was very difficult for me; the morphea worsened, and I was pulled off tx half way through. Nonetheless, I responded spectacularly, with an RVR at 4 weeks.
Avatar m tn In an 18 July post you indicated your Hgb was 9.3 and you had been on Procrit two weeks and you stopped taking 400 Riba at night for a couple of days. You mentioned you are UND since week 4 (Congrats on the by the way!!). Did your doctor increase your Riba back to the 1000?
Avatar f tn Use with Ribavirin and Peginterferon alfa: Ribavirin may cause birth defects and fetal death; avoid pregnancy in female patients and female partners of male patients. Patients must have a negative pregnancy test prior to initiating therapy, use at least 2 effective methods of contraception, and undergo monthly pregnancy tests. (5.1, 8.1) 5.1 Pregnancy: Use with Ribavirin and Peginterferon Alfa Ribavirin may cause birth defects and/or death of the exposed fetus.
Avatar f tn OK, I'm seeing thing a little different, so to be very clear, the doc said he did in fact have a viral load, is that correct ?
3867523 tn?1348953285 Anemia has been reported with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin therapy. The addition of INCIVEK to peginterferon alfa and ribavirin is associated with an additional decrease in hemoglobin concentrations. A decrease in hemoglobin levels occurred during the first 4 weeks of treatment, with lowest values reached at the end of INCIVEK dosing. Hemoglobin values gradually returned to levels observed with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin after INCIVEK dosing was completed.
Avatar m tn AASLD: HCV Outcomes Found Equivalent With Pegylated Interferons and Ribavirin "BOSTON, Nov. 4 -- The pegylated interferons alpha-2a (Pegasys) and alpha-2b (PegIntron) are comparably effective and safe in combination with ribavirin (Rebetol) for hepatitis C viral infection, reported investigators here.
Avatar f tn It's a good idea for anyone starting or on this treatment to ask their provider for advice about taking precautions to avoid photosensitivity reactions. Also to have a clear understanding of what to do it that happens including symptoms that require an immediate 911 to ER visit or a timely follow up with the doctor or clinic the next day. .. My opinion Photosensitivity reactions are usually associated with Olysio PEG/RBV.
1477811 tn?1321390053 I seem to remember a post on this forum where someone talked about avoiding the sun while on tx. I can't find that link. Is that actually true? I went to the Ribavirin site and did not see a precaution about sun. I'm asking this because I was in the sun for a short time yesterday, hanging out at the local park, and I am SOOOO burnt today. Who knew a person could be this shade of pink. Very unusual for me to begin with because of my latin roots.
2059648 tn?1439770265 html Ribavirin Although it is not categorized as a common medication, the antiviral drug ribavirin may cause or enhance photosensitivity. As an integral part of the prescribed treatment for Hepatitis C, some individuals develop a rash from ribavirin – and this side effect can be exacerbated by exposure to intense sunlight or other UV light, such as tanning beds.
Avatar f tn Refer to the Package Inserts for peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, including pregnancy testing requirements. Add VICTRELIS 800 mg (four 200-mg capsules) orally three times daily (every 7-9 hours) to peginterferon alfa and ribavirin regimen after 4 weeks of treatment. Based on the patient's HCV-RNA levels at Treatment Week (TW) 8, TW12 and TW24, use the following Response-Guided Therapy (RGT) guidelines to determine duration of treatment (see Table 1).
Avatar f tn The big thing about sex on tx is ... Ribavirin will cause birth defects and worse. Take all precautions not to get pregnant during treatment AND for six months afterwards.
Avatar f tn I have been around someone in my family with hepc and just found out a friend has hepb and i dont know anything about these viruses and i have kids and am concerned on what precautions to take for my family and also to find out what treatments are the best for these 2 special people
407029 tn?1253996223 Listen to your health care providers, and don’t let anyone on this forum suggest that you reduce your ribavirin dosage without verifying it first with your doctor.