Ribavirin pregnancy

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Avatar n tn 6 months. That's why pregnancy is not recommended until 6 months after finishing treatment.
Avatar f tn You or your healthcare provider should contact the ribavirin pregnancy registry by calling 1-800-593-2214. The ribavirin pregnancy registry collects information about what happens to mothers and their babies if the mother takes ribavirin while she is pregnant.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know of an actual case of pregnancy and the father is using Ribavirin during conception? Need to know the outcome.
Avatar f tn Hi, My partner is on the Interferon program, and Ribavirin is part of that treatment. He has been told that he should use 2 forms of contraception during treatment as well as for 6 months post treatment, and looking online, I see that this is primarily related to possible pregnancy. I have had an hysterectomy, so would like to know if we still need to use 2 methods of contraception, or any contraception at all in fact. Many thanks for any assistance!
Avatar n tn I'm not sure the suggestion to treat first is wise. We do not know the results of taking ribavirin on your fertility or over a long period of time. I would definitely talk to the doctors about that if you are thinking of treating first.
Avatar n tn there is no danger in getting pregnant or having babies to either mother or baby if you have hep-c and no other problems... but there is a slight chance you could pass it on to the baby have as many babies as you can afford!
609800 tn?1221013204 I was wondering if anyone feels like telling me about their experance with pregnancy and child-birth with hep-c. is the baby positive? what's the gig with breast feading? do you (the mother) get worse symptoms? does it progress the illness? what's the real deal?
Avatar n tn I would really like to undergo treatment first, then plan another pregnancy. But I have heard rumors that the treatment can cause fertility problems. Does anyone have any insight on this? I really want another child but I would like to undergo treatment first. Anyone with knowledge on this subject???
Avatar f tn I am sorry you are faced with this circumstance and hope things work out. I don't know what the chances are for your baby to be healthy. Ribavirin carries strong warnings against becoming pregnant during treatment and for 6 months after treatment. This warning applies to the female if she is on Ribavirin and it also applies to the female if her partner is on Ribavirin.
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 I got.pregnant one month after stoping ribavirin. is it safe to continue pregnancy? And what are the risks?
Avatar n tn my husband was on ribavirin for hepatitis c for 8 or 9 days when i got pregnant by accident.
Avatar n tn the Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry. Roberts SS. Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry Coordinating Center at Kendle International, Inc., Wilmington, NC, USA. ***@**** Ribavirin, used in combination with an interferon, is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Ribavirin is a Federal Drug Administration Pregnancy Category X product, indicating that its use is contraindicated in women who are pregnant.
Avatar m tn html Ribavirin Pregnancy Warnings Ribavirin has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Nearly all animal studies have revealed evidence of embryolethality and teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies. One published case reports the uneventful use of ribavirin at 33 weeks gestation. Ribavirin therapy is contraindicated in women who are pregnant and in the male partners of women who are pregnant.
Avatar f tn The manufacturer of products containing ribavirin (Schering Corp.) maintains a registry for pregnancy-related exposures in females and males. If pregnancy occurs in a patient or partner of a patient during treatment or the 6 months after treatment cessation, patients or their clinicians can call (800) ***-****. A separate Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry can be contacted at (800) ***-****, or online http://www.****.com. Best of luck to you!
Avatar n tn I am in a similar situation, Ribavirin IV 10 days into pregnancy, what did you find out?
Avatar f tn Ribavirin Pregnancy warning: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a605018.html#precautions For female patients: 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 I am 30 years old and have finished Peg Interferon and Ribavirin treatment for Hepatitis C Genotype 2(24 weeks) about 6 months ago. I have had no virus detectable since about 8 weeks in the treatment. I want to become pregnant now. What are the risk factors?
Avatar n tn You cannot consider getting pregnant if you are treating hepatitis C with Ribavirin. The effect could be birth defects. You can get pregnant if you have hep C -- 1000s have with no ill effect for the child. There is maybe a 5% chance that the baby may have hep C.
Avatar f tn I am 30 years old and have finished Peg Interferon and Ribavirin treatment for Hepatitis C Genotype 2(24 weeks) about 6 months ago. I have had no virus detectable since about 8 weeks in the treatment. I want to become pregnant now. What are the risk factors?
Avatar n tn as long as you are not treating your Hep C yet then all should be fine. They just warn seriously about treating with Ribavirin and pregnancy. After the baby is born if you do decide to treat then it will be ok also.
Avatar f tn Manufacturer’s press releases suggest release of the drug Telaprevir might occur as early as 2011. The new drugs will initially be used in conjunction with interferon and ribavirin, but should increase efficacy and possibly reduce duration of HCV therapy.
Avatar n tn You absolutely CANNOT get pregnant while on interferon and ribavirin. The ribavirin, from what I understand, alters your rna while on treatment. It takes a full 6 months after finishing treatment for all of your cells to be replaced by new cells that have not been affected by the ribavirin. My doctor told me that even if I were to get pregant 5.5 months after stopping treatment, it would be very very bad.
1654177 tn?1319842094 Congrats on getting started Fri. remember side effects are different for everyone.. >you are young and that very well may be in your favor there. The Ribavirin labeling says you should not try to conceive while treating and for at least six months post tx. Some ..it seems only feel comfortable waiting somewhat longer........ possibly a year. Good luck...
Avatar n tn It's been two years since I completed my treatment with ribavirin and am trying to get pregnant. I recently had a miscarriage at 6 weeks, and began to wonder if the treatment may not have caused any damage to my eggs. Could you get pregnant without any problems? Please tell me how was the end of his story, and if you hear of other cases of pregnancy ...
1586675 tn?1300908695 NYgirl's prognostic of a one year wait period after tx and before pregnancy sounds quite reasonable... i had suspected that the riba has some heavy duty effect on reproductive organs... considering my age (40 on may 8) i may want to start considering the adoption option which is fine absolutely but... you know... i suppose most women know what i am talking about... well c'est la vie :) thank you again very much.
Avatar n tn In reproductive toxicology studies, no evidence of impaired fertility was seen in male or female rats at systemic exposure approximately 19 times that achieved in humans at the therapeutic dose.
Avatar n tn A woman in her late 30's or early 40's probably can't wait that long. Personally, I'd be very worried about trying to conceive after interferon/ribavirin treatment -- regardless of age. Who knows what the risks are to the child? They already know that ribavirin can cause devastating birth defects. Will waiting a year after treatment eliminate those risks? I wouldn't want my child to be the guinea pig testing that.
Avatar n tn Do a google on hepc and pregnancy and you'll find plenty of info. When I was diagnosed, my second child was 9 months old and they told me to stop breastfeeding. My understanding is that that is no longer the recommendation--I'm not a doctor and I'm not 100% certain, but I think that breastfeeding is no risk. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn Findings after 5 years of enrollment, 2003-2009. RESULTS: After more than five years of operation, the Registry has enrolled 49 live births with direct exposure and 69 live births following indirect exposure. Six outcomes with birth defects have been reported. All were among live born infants: torticollis (2), hypospadias (1), polydactyly and a neonatal tooth (1), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (1), ventricular septal defect and cyst of 4th ventricle of the brain (1).