Ribavirin sars

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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.
372366 tn?1284407473 I can't be bothered to look it up now,but I;m pretty sure it was originally designed and licensed for viral pneumonia.
Avatar f tn The authors do go on to say, “effective contraception should be practised by women who receive ribavirin, during treatment and for at least 6 months after treatment is completed.” Jeez; SARS patients receiving ribavirin IV? Anyone signing up for clinical trials :o)?
Avatar n tn The link to the picture is exactly what I have. So it is portal hypertension? Ribavirin is also used for SARS and viral hemorrhagic fevers. My liver dr. is just stumped by what might be causing my sudden problems, and the advancement of the disease when we thought it was stable. He is one of the best around for serious liver conditions. http://www.scripps.org/Doctors.aspx?ID=562 I have all the faith in the world in him.
Avatar m tn I've read where the riba can cause fun little things like bone density loss and in rare cases avascular necrosis (i.e. - bone death). The SARS patients in China who were given mega doses of riba are now having hip and joint replacements done - among other related problems. Have you seen anything published on these bone-related concerns in Hep C patients? I've only been able to find precious little so far.
Avatar f tn It is just wrong to say that it is the IFN and not the ribavirin, that is toxic for the kidneys. What is the source for this information? From the SPC of Ribavirin: "The pharmacokinetics of ribavirin are altered in patients with renal dysfunction due to reduction of apparent clearance in these patients (see 5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties). There are insufficient data on the safety and efficacy of Copegus in such patients to support recommendations for dose adjustments.
Avatar n tn However, your doctor is going to draw blood that day, you might want to wait until after he draws blood before taking the ribavirin. If it were me, I'd request another viral load test the day of your visit (before the shot)as well as a CBC which I assume he will do anyway. I'd also bring up the fact that you'd like a sensitive week 4 viral load test -- something like Quest Diagnostic's "Heptimax" that goes down to 5 IU/ml.
Avatar m tn <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15155230">Mutations conferring resistance to a potent hepatitis C virus serine protease inhibitor (BILN 2061) in vitro</a> <a href="http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2004/060404_d.
Avatar n tn There is concern that the ribavirin can potentially cause bone loss and in very rare cases bone necrosis (e.g. - some of the SARS patients in Asia who were treated with extremely high doses of riba experienced bone death. But they were given much more riba than Hep C patients get). There is also some concern that Hep C itself can be a contributing factor to bone loss.
264121 tn?1313033056 Sounds like you're on weight based ribavirin, which is good. 1000mg should be sufficient for someone of your weight. And yes technically you should take the riba twice a day, and yes usually the pills are 200mg (mine were at least), so you'll need five a day. However, don't get too hung up on when you take the riba, it has a very long half-life so it's not like it'll drop to unefficacious levels in the afternoon if you happen to forget to take it one morning.
Avatar m tn or Enomoto S, Tamai H, Oka M, Shingaki N, Shiraki T, Takeuchi M, Deguchi H, Magari H, Inoue I, Iguchi M, Yanaoka K, Arii K, Fujishiro M, Yahagi N, Yotsuyanagi H, Ichinose Potent induction therapy with interferon and ribavirin combination therapy does not achieve a higher sustained virological response rate in chronic hepatitis C with genotype 1b and high hepatitis C virus RNA level.Hepatol Res. 2007 Sep;37(9):692-700.
Avatar f tn Food and Drug Administration, the trial subjects all had significant viral loads who had previously received Interferon/Ribavirin therapy without a sustained response to treatment. Researchers extracted three to four percent of the patient’s blood, exposed it to exact amounts of UV light for 20 to 30 minutes, and then returned the irradiated blood to the patient. In each subject, this procedure was repeated five times over a 16-day period.
Avatar f tn ve got a heavy case of some crazy berd flooo virus riba by itself is ...pointless. There have been some studies on SARS and riba dosing but for HCV ? Get the fuuck out. Start taking the shots and get it done FSG. You're burning daylight girl.
475555 tn?1469307939 But then again, I love the pharmaceutical companies that - although for monetary gain and profit margins - are out there creating things like Telepravir and Bocepravir - who changed monotherapy with interferon to SOC with ribavirin weight based and pegylated interferon. Until there is a cure for EVERYONE I just will settle as best I can and keep praying for the day. But that's just my opinion.