Ribavirin side effects medicine

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Avatar n tn There can be some high points and like I have said before my side effects, to date, have been less then what I expected and that alone has made me joyous, I think I have stopped waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Avatar m tn Please do alot of research on this before taking it as I now have found out that this medicine is not as effective as I was told and that side effects don't always go away after treatment stops. Therpy doesn't ever improve your quality of life and makes your life terrible while on this medicine.
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
1882137 tn?1322261139 I just attended a course on the triple treatment that includes Victrelis. The PA who ran the course said that I wasn't likely to develope any new side affect with Victrelis but that it is likely to intensify the side effects I am having with just the Interferon & Ribavirin. Do you all fing this to be mostly accurate?
Avatar n tn I am probably experiencing every side effect this medicine can deliver. Have had 2 transfusions within 4 weeks of each other and the second one only increased my cell count from 7.5 to 7.7. I was given Procrit and was told that I may have to have this injection every week. I am also experiencing sores and problems in my mouth. The doctor says that this is also a side effect to the medicine.
Avatar f tn "But I do take issue that this discussion group mostly represents those who have had side effects on the more severe side" hi Jim, this place IS a life line to me,,,BUT I was 'trying' to point out that we do not have enough posts from people when things are going good. They are important also. That's part of the reason so may people fear treatment,I believe.Thats why I wanted to make sure i posted that my start was fine, 'for the ones waiting to tx.
Avatar f tn Triple therapy raises the likelihood of a cure and offers the potential for shorter treatment, but it also increases side effects such as anemia (low red blood cell or hemoglobin levels). Various approaches are used to manage anemia including reducing the dose of ribavirin, adding erythropoietin (EPO; brand names Epogen and Procrit) to stimulate red blood cell production, and blood transfusion.
Avatar n tn Each person is different when talking side effects. We may all get the same type of side effects but to a different degree. I only lasted 7 weeks. Headache, nausia, mouth and throat soars, soars around the eyes and hair loss. You could be lucky and have some of these but much more mild. I don't think anyone will know how they will personally react until they try. I believe we all have to try. If you do, good luck. I hope it goes well. Cathie.
Avatar f tn Personally, I think you'd be wrong to do so, unless you are having significant riba related side effects, which you do not appear to have be having. Also, I would never make any kind of treatment decision solely based on anything you read or see posted here.
1711722 tn?1356491154 Hep C, Gen 1, started treatment with 4 week lead in of Interferon and Ribavirin on 9-1-2011; 4 week labs -- 329,000, down from 10,700,000; added Victrelis 10-1-2011. This is a continuation from my "Side Effects, Day by Day" entry. This entry will chronical side effects now that Victrelis has been added to the fight.
Avatar n tn http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ribavirin-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20071471 I'd take "husky voice" over "feeling sad or empty" any day Or maybe I need the dose reduced?
Avatar n tn If you've motivated to continue on with treatment, you will need a doctor both experienced in treating hepatitis c, and willing to fight side effects agressively. I don't know the extent of your skin problems, but many here have had bad skin problems (including rash) and continued treatment without reducing the medications. I agree re altitude probably not being a factor with the rash, although it could be a factor in terms of anemia. What is your genotype? How much liver damage do you have?
747988 tn?1396540478 hi folks-just looking around for info re long term side effects of treatment and came across you lot ranting away on your keyboards! I successfully completed 6months tx in april 2007 and am now unable to do very much due to the fatigue,pain and confusion I've suffered since. Just wanted to be added to the list of damaged souls. Have lost a lot of friends to this horrible disease so am very glad to have cleared it but at what cost?
5524415 tn?1372335990 I can still hear the specialist saying to me in my first appointment, 'there's hardly any side effects now, noooo.....'. How can a professional say that, who is prescribing this treatment... Is she just lying and why?
Avatar n tn looking for feedback on post tx side effects. i've seen posts from people that have listed some pretty troubling health issues after treatment. for me the sides during tx have been bad enough, hearing of problems arising from tx afterwards bothers me. also for those interested there's another board that doesn't have post limitations and is of a newer more user friendly format.
Avatar f tn I hope this helps. I think you are okay it the frig temperature is above 36 degrees. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * First call your pharmacy. * Call manufacturer for support just to be on the safe side. PEGASYS & COPEGUS 24/7 Nurse Support Need help with your injections or advice about side effects? Call 1-877-734-2797 Monday - Friday (8am -6 pm). press #2 for COPEGUS info. (For U.S.
Avatar m tn How many are suffering from Post Interferon side effects?
1838299 tn?1403496143 I've been on this for 4-1/2 wks. I was not eligible for Olyssio because of my poor / null response to a protease inhibitor (Telaprevir) and because I had such a severe rash from the Telaprevir(otherwise known as Incivek). Since I was well familiar with Interferon and Riba, I chose the 12 wk option of that + the Sovaldi. Actually, other than the day after the shot, I've been going to the gym regularly, like 5 days a week.
Avatar n tn It's quite personal to each person whether or not to start tx, and yes it is quite scary when you research the side effects. You must weight out the risks and benefits. Benefits: you are a 2 which mean half the tx time of 1's, female, minimal damage, and under 50 years of age AND 2's have a better cure rate. Risks: you have probably read them by now and if you have had hcv for many years it is not going away.
Avatar n tn I get sick alot, so the side effects from the interferon and rybavin didn't really worry me too much. I guess I also believed it was going to work which helped. If someone knows of any other treatment available, I would be very grateful for your ideas/info.
Avatar m tn It IS A MAJOR DRUG AND SHOULD NOT BE EXPERIMENTED WITH WITH THESE NEW PIs that already have severe side effects associated with them. Tele has the rash and riba has the anemia and BOTH of these things have always been associated with riba to begin with. It's just foolish and I hope that other people wont make the same mistake I made by listening to people who think they know more then doctors. No disrespect meant but seriously.........who the hell do we all think we are anyways?
Avatar f tn ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “In a piece of reassuring news, the study appeared to allay fears about switching to less aggressive drug treatments in response to severe side effects with anemia, showing it can be safe and effective to reduce the does of the antiviral drug ribavirin to doses below those initially prescribed.
1722607 tn?1335751458 tell him about the new drugs, maybe he can get in a study in April. Side effects are not as severe as they are from inteferon. 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 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 n tn I will be looking forward to Talking to you more. It is great to hear that you have had no real side effects from these meds. Hopefully you will glide right through it.
Avatar n tn those little promises about the future? Afraid, that's not treatment related side effects, but rather male-related side effects :) ------------ More seriously, treatment does take a toll on us both physically and mentally. Many of us experience coginitive problems of all sort including memory loss. In fact, some report more cognitive problems post treatment than even during treatment. My doctor calls it "interferon hangover". Hopefully it will pass with time. All the best.
Avatar f tn I am recovering, but it does take time. The exhaustion and difficulty breathing were the first side effects to improve. The itching and digestive system distress is taking a bit longer. 4 weeks post treatment the virus is still undetected. Viekira has a pretty good success rate. Hang in there and plan to give yourself plenty of space and time to recover.
Avatar n tn I am a 1B on PegIntron/Riba, so a little different than you, but the side effects are different for everyone. My first two injections made me feel like I had arthritis in my hips and wrists. I never had chills, fevers, nausa and I still haven't. I'm on #6 tonight. From the beginning, I have had fatigue, some days so bad I can't get out of bed. In the last 6 weeks, I have missed two days of work. But, over the last week, I have noticed a definite improvement with the fatigue.