Ribavirin skin rash

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Avatar f tn com/ Flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, and muscle aches Fatigue Upset stomach, nausea/vomiting Headache Irritability Loss of appetite Difficulty in controlling blood sugar levels (which may lead to diabetes) Skin reactions (such as rash, dry or itchy skin, temporary hair loss, or redness and swelling at the site of injection) Trouble sleeping.
Avatar f tn I'm in the Telaprevir trial in week 13, so I finished the Telaprevir (or placebo) this past Wednesday. A day or two before that my scalp started itching. Yesterday it spread to the point that I had the itchies on almost half my body. Then I noticed tiny bumps where it itched worst. I took Benadryl, which didn't make it totally go away but brought it under control. It's better today but not gone. Just took another Benadryl.
Avatar m tn Hi All, My treatment is in month 4 and the rash from the Ribavirin is giving me a run for my money. The itching and bumps have really started popping up all over. The Dr. has been very vague on what, if anything I can do. This is as bad or worse than poison ivy ever was. Has anyone had to deal with this side effect and are there any solutions.
Avatar f tn Telaprevir is not as likely as boceprevir to cause anemia -- its notable side effect is skin rash -- but anemia rates among people on telaprevir triple therapy were higher than those for patients taking pegylated interferon/ribavirin dual therapy. Results Among treatment-naive patients, half of those taking telaprevir triple therapy had a ribavirin dose reduction compared with 18% of those on pegylated interferon/ribavirin alone.
Avatar n tn I've had my ribavirin reduced to 200 mg a day and will do my 18th peg shot on Friday. The ribavirin was reduced due to my rash. Unfortunately the rash is everywhere again. I have atarax, doxepin and clobitisol. These give minimal relief. Now my hair is just falling out like crazy. To be honest i think i could deal with all of this except the hair thing. Haven't checked with my doctor yet I thought I would check with the forum first but can I continue the peg without the RIBA?
Avatar m tn I am sorry you are having such a bad time with the rash. Your rash may not have been due to the Incivek. It may be a rash from the Ribavirin. I know the sun worked for Mark but, for most of us, the sun makes our rashes much, much worse. My advice would be to get on top of the rash immediately. It can snowball out of control rapidly. If I were you I would make an urgent appointment with a dermatologist and have the derm doc evaluate and prescribe the meds.
Avatar f tn I developed severe mouth sores in week 9. Had to get a Rx from the doc to calm this down. I still have periodic mouth sores but seem to be keeping it in check with Biotene toothpaste and mouthwash. I had the typical injection site rash up until week 11, then the/a rash spread to my back, shoulders, arms and legs. I am now in week 20 of tx. The itching was terrible and no OTC stuff worked. I tried it all, and then some...Witch Hazel rubs, oatmeal baths, olive oil.
3202871 tn?1352133377 When he finished Incivek, it gradually improved, although he had some strange skin tingles and rash-like problems for awhile still.
Avatar m tn http://www.incivek.com/hcp/assess-and-manage-rash Ribavirin rash: http://hepatitiscnewdrugs.blogspot.com/2010/10/skin-rash-during-chronic-hepatitis-c.html My treating team was very, very, very slow to do anything about the rash until I insisted. They caused me a great deal of misery while they were twiddling their thumbs doing nothing. Once I got on prescription treatment I felt so much better. (The over the counters were useless for me.
Avatar f tn I have had a terrible rash on my neck and chest. Could never fall asleep last night the pain was so intense. Sharp, shooting, searing pain. Called the office this morning and they made an appt. to look at this rash tomorrow afternoon. I asked her if she could order an analgesic script for me until then and she said no, because the incivek rash does'nt have pain associated with it. She said it may be shingles because this tx lowers the resistance.
Avatar m tn I wouldn't want to risk it, wait until you cant lift your head off the pillow from the anemia or you are so covered in rash you rip your skin apart. I've done both and just dont advise it for anyone.
Avatar n tn I am 30yrs old. I have had a skin rash on my upper body (arms, chest, & back). It is similar to acne, small red raised bumps. They itch very badly. Previous doctors say they do not know what it is and always tell me to take benydril. I have had them for 4 or 5 years and they come and go. Has anyone else had this kind of problem with Hep C? Could it be related? I have never been treated for Hep C because it has always been nonactive.
80575 tn?1207135964 It's like it's just getting started because there are no bumps on the surface of the skin. I know that several people her had some real issues with the Vertex rash and I'd appreciate your comments about when it started. what it looked like at first, how did it progress and how did you manage it?
Avatar n tn Just wanted to tell everyone on tx that ribavirin has more bioavailability (is better absorbed) when taken with a high-fat meal. My doctor neglected to tell me this. In fact, this is only mentioned in passing in the product information literature. This is mysterious considering how much emphasis is put on maintaining/maximizing ribavirin dose during tx.
5431819 tn?1367943946 Just started the treatment with 1 pill of Sovaldi a day and 1200 mg of Ribavirin each day, for Gino type 3, 24 week treatment. So far no side effects, felt kind of stoned for a few hrs at first, but now (day 3) I don't feel too much different :), my advise if someone else is starting this, drink lots of water, works for me...
493068 tn?1224768915 I treated for 72 week and it's taken me about 16 months to start to 'feel' normal. Still I have the horrible skin rash that flares up on my face and hands and my thyroid is shot and will never return. Are you undetectible still? I try to hold onto that since it was the reason for the whole thing. Some of us might just not end up as lucky as others.........although it stinks if we have SVR to hold onto at least maybe that can make us smile.
Avatar m tn Shots, I found that shooting in my stomach was the least painful, 2 days after I would have a huge red round rash during the rest of the week and the spot was hot like it was running a fever. After many shots I started getting hard knots or lumps in my abdomen. It would turn purple after a few days and then it was time for another shot, I had a complet lumped swollen abdomen and yes I would get the flu like 4 days after the shot and it lasted 2 days to the T..
135456 tn?1301441224 Have you had previous experience with 1600 mg/day of ribavirin? If not, you might start sooner and titer up more gradually to make sure that you can handle the dose. Keep in mind that it can take 1-3 weeks for a change in ribavirin dose to be reflected in your hemoglobin. Also, and again based on your previous treatment experience, consider Procrit (epo) coincidental with the riba pre-dosing for same reasons.
Avatar f tn I was doing okay until around Xmas where I developed a bad skin rash and got put on steroids for a week which cleared it up quite a bit and have been taking 2 kinds of antihistamines to keep the rash at bay. The rash is still on my upper arms a little and I feel dried out and itchy all over my skin Now I've noticed that my nose was peeling and getting pimples. My eyelids are peeling and swollen looking and I feel worse now that I have for the whole treatment so far.
Avatar m tn Side effects vary with time and every patient has a slightly different experience. You can expect to experience some or all of; fatigue, dry skin and rash, hair loss, muscle aches, aching joints, hemolytic anemia, insomnia, mouth sores, weight loss, appetite loss, irritability, anxiety, dehydration and I'm sure there are others that escape me at the moment. My experience (48 weeks of treatment) was that side effects varied, some would come and go, others were with me throughout.
8683847 tn?1410760916 "Curious what the Ribavirin addresses........" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_C_virus "Hepatitis C virus (HCV or sometimes HVC) is a small (55–65 nm in size), enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus ." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA "RNA viruses have genomes composed of RNA that encodes a number of proteins.
Avatar m tn I had to stop therapy 5 weeks before my 6 month mark due to red bumpy itchy rashes that had large lumps under the skin in some spots and a large leathery rash under both arms. It has been a week after stopping therapy and I am still getting this rash with the severe itching. Does anyone know if this is normal to still get the rash after stopping therapy? I can still feel the medication in my system that comes in waves or rushes also, it is draining the life out of me it feels like.
Avatar m tn I did not have skin rash either. What I had was that my skin would not heal during the treatment. I mean all the minor cuts, nicks and scratches would not progress beyond forming a scab. The vast collection of them that accumulated during the 3 months of treatment began to heal only at about week 2 EOT. And I don't know if this was due to ribavirin alone. I never took it before as I never took Sovaldi either. And yeah I too had a riba-rage episode.
149918 tn?1208132344 The interferon can cause skin problems as well as the ribavirin. One example of a skin condition caused or made worse by interferon is psoriasis. You will probably want to tell the dermatologist you're treating for Hep C even though (some cynicism follows :) they might not know what you're talking about anyway :) I understand your concern that your family knows this person. I'd consider FlGuy's advice and consider seeing another doctor.
304573 tn?1345580938 This is an autoimmune eczema type rash that comes from the ribavirin most likely and called riba rash in here. The best thing I could find for it was Gold Bond Triple Threat Anti Itch Medicated lotion (green bottle red top). You have to use it several times a day - not just once. And when the rash abates don't stop losing the lotion or it will come right back. As long as you use some thick lotion that won't just wear off in a few minutes I'm sure it would fine.
Avatar n tn Did you have any skin issues before tx? I have never had any skin conditions or dry skin etc. I think that may make a big difference. As for the water, I generally chug down at least a half-gallon a day anyway, so drinking more is not a problem. I always likes the idea of the "internal shower." I am curious as to whether grapefruit juice and white grape juice counts as "water." I like to have a couple glasses of that as well.
Avatar f tn i couldn't get in any sun...my rash slowly got better post tx...now 7 months post tx i still have some skin stuff going on...hang in there...nothing worked for me ...but i did svr!!! and in most ways i'm better then before tx....good luck...
Avatar f tn Your symptoms of hives/rash are normally associated with ribavirin. Short of lowering the dose, or discontinuance, treating the symptom is all that's left in this situation. There are many popular lotions, talcs, creams,etc.to help with the itch. I have heard of some prescription meds that have helped although I do not recall their names right now. Hydrocortisone cream is popular, as is Gold Bond. I'm sure you will get some recommendations from those who have gone through this.