Ribavirin withdrawal symptoms

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Avatar n tn PTL! But do.have any of you expperience withdrawal symptoms? I am still having arthritic type pain and headaches.
Avatar f tn I finished a year-long treatment of Pagasys and Ribavirin in 06/2008. It was successful! 18 months later however, I'm feeling little change from when I was taking the drugs. I'm having problems in many areas. I have chronic fatigue, "brain fog", short-term memory loss, rare but severe memory loss (like a blackout, during which I've had conversations, driven, walked, eaten), lack of focus, difficulty with spacial issues, tremors, acute joint pain, clumsiness and more.
Avatar m tn I do feel that the symptoms post TX are somewhat exaggerated to the point of disbelief. The interferon and ribavirin can not cause the lasting effects and types of symptoms as described by some when completing treatment. Depression is all in the head of the beholder as other symptoms.
Avatar f tn Anemia The primary toxicity of Ribavirin is hemolytic anemia, which was observed in approximately 13% of all Ribavirin/peginterferon alfa-2a- treated subjects in clinical trials. Anemia associated with Ribavirin occurs within 1 to 2 weeks of initiation of therapy. Because the initial drop in hemoglobin may be significant, it is advised that hemoglobin or hematocrit be obtained pretreatment and at week 2 and week 4 of therapy or more frequently if clinically indicated.
233616 tn?1312790796 I sought help and have been put on a slow withdrawal tapering plan but first I was transferred over to diazapam as it comes in the lowest mg form (2mgs) of the benzoid family, has the longest half life and therefore easier to control dose reductions and withdrawal symptoms. Check out the Ashton Manual as it has slow tapers for all drugs and ativan will be there...here's the link http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/bzsched.
1442059 tn?1340244552 Just be careful, after you have completed the antiviral therapy your body will need all the resources it can muster to heal from the interferon and ribavirin so you don't want to have to go through drug withdrawal from medications which you may be able to decrease or discontinue now.
924817 tn?1244038009 I wonder how long the symptoms will continue. He has tried to work at our business all along but now wants to get himself back on track yet is too tired and depressed to do it. Any comments are most appreciated.
Avatar m tn co coming off of it can also lead to some symptoms errily close to those seen with amphetamine withdrawal. NOw, I know the riba leaves the body very slowly, over many months, but I also know my body, and the aches and pains got much worse by day 2 after I laid off the 1200 mg of riba, so for what it's worth, who knows...maybe the body just gets used to it...even though its a poison and has trouble recalibrating if the dose drops too quickly.
Avatar n tn Hi folks, I'm into my 4th week of post-treament ( on Ribavirin/Peginterferon for 48 weeks) and the last few days I've feeling quite lousy physically. Been getting extremely tired and lethargic the last few days. I find it frustratingly difficult to cope with the lethargy. I feel so crappy having no energy levels at all and it's doing my head in. I've noticed that my moods have changed as well, getting more impatient, grumpy and withdrawn everyday.
Avatar m tn The hospital gave me methadone after being admitted with siezures and it works wel lon my symptoms. Is this this unusual,Legal? The symptoms of hep c are just like drug withdrawal. Is anyone slse using methadone for hep c symptoms?
Avatar f tn I was wondering if there are any withdrawal symptoms that are unique to valium so I can differentiate between the both. I'm asking this to get an idea if i'm addicted or not. Perhaps if it appears that I'm not then I may taper a bit faster. Would you agree? Will I have warning signs/symptoms before a seizure happens...hypothetically.
Avatar n tn What type of withdrawal symptoms can I expect? How many weeks/months until I start feeling like my old self? Thanks!
Avatar m tn //www.ihelpc.com/ribavirin-riba-rage-with-hepatitis-c-treatment/ Excerpt It is always easier to look back at a situation. Ribavirin Riba rage with Hepatitis C Treatment is a good example. I can sit here calmly and write about it like it was just a phase I was going through. It was SO much more. I can tell stories that would curl your frizzy-falling-out hair, but this post will mostly be about how to deal with it. What you need while going through it is some tools to help you manage your life.
2046312 tn?1360383200 He pretty much told me that genotype 1a is the hardest to treat but that the good thing was my numbers were so low that I have a pretty good chance of getting rid of it. He mentioned me starting inferion shots once a week plus pills I would have to take every 8 hours. I'm not exactly positive but im sure it was incivick and boceprevir. He mentioned tons of side effects.
Avatar f tn My observation and understanding is that methadone withdrawal produces severe symptoms of withdrawal which last for months. (nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal cramping, bone pain, general body pain, total exhaustion, tremors, perspiration, fever, severe runny nose to name a few).
1840891 tn?1431551393 Reducing or completely eliminating these factors may relieve symptoms, but it is unclear if this can prevent RLS symptoms from occurring at all." http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/detail_restless_legs.
Avatar m tn Enrollment Open for Phase III Trial of Daily Consensus Interferon (Infergen) Plus Ribavirin for HCV Treatment Nonresponders</a> <a href="http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2004/091004_a.html">Hepatitis C Recurrence Is More Severe After Living Donor Compared to Cadaveric Liver Transplantation</a> <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/newsRev/2004/HJR-1.16.html#1">Host Genes and HCV</a> <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.
Avatar f tn I had to take a month off work at the end. I felt like I had withdrawal symptoms ?!? So much fatigue and My anxiety was very high. I know it is easy to say but try to not focus to much on the relapse . I was so stress and scare I decided to seek help. Today in my mind I know I'm SVR and I'm still afraid for the next blood work at week 24. So hang in there, it will get easier slowly .
Avatar m tn This means they need higher and higher doses to get the same effect. Users can also become dependent on marijuana. They may have mild withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it. Some people with AIDS use marijuana to stimulate their appetites or to avoid nausea when taking their ARVs. My personal marijuana experience started in 1967 but by 1983 I couldn't deal with the side effects. Paranoia, spaced out feeling and withdrawal from activities etc.
Avatar m tn but they did ultrasound the other day and everything is normal thank GOD. So if i take sofosbuvir and RBVirin will it causes like a withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar f tn I had no withdrawal symptoms but I felt better as each day passed. It took weeks and months to get most of the lingering side effects totally gone. They just kept improving day by day. I still have some rash issues and skin issues. My gums are improved and I no longer need gum grafting. Good thing I did not jump into that right away, LOL. My gums are so much better now just by being off the drugs.
524608 tn?1244421761 The drugs take a while to clear your system. Interferon goes away relatively quickly, but ribavirin lasts a whole lot longer. Somebody else can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the half-life is 2-4 weeks. So in a few weeks, you'll have half your regular dose in your system. Long half-life means it will take a while to get fully back to "normal".
221913 tn?1372280261 Your experiencing withdrawal from the Vicoprophen and the tx meds. One of the symptoms of quitting Vico is insomnia. That is a very high dosage of Xanax. Be very careful with it, for it is also highly addictive and you will have to be wheened of them as well. Did you develop kidney stones due to tx? Do you happen to recall if your uric acid was high during tx? Praying you are still UND--Good luck.
Avatar n tn I would think that on top of being very dangerous, the combined side effects of tx, and the withdrawal symptoms of this tranquilizing drug would be way beyond human endurance. I really thought I was going to die when I withdrew from diazapam (Valium). They are very similar!!!! See your doctor IMMEDIATELY and describe your predicament. I would bet you are placed back on Oxyzepam right away, or taken off treatment, if you are determined to withdraw from the drug now.
317787 tn?1473362051 Approximately 5 days ago I finished my 12 weeks of Incivek, I am wondering if I was supposed to taper off of it a I seem to be having withdrawal symptoms. Horrible anxiety, can't sleep or think. After thinking about this all day I also realize that the nausea was very bad so they put me on anti nausea, then the itching became unbearable (benedryl did not help) I got two or three drugs for that. Very dry mouth, fever blisters, canker sore, maybe the dry mouth added to it.
179856 tn?1333550962 I do agree that buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex) is a much better, safer choice for us hcv carriers as it's only a partial opioid agonist. Full agonists such as morphine, oxycodone, herion, & methadone cause certain immune functions to hibernate but heightens other immune functions (i.e. Reason for replication due to virus being threatened). I speak from experience an not just from the few clinical trials that have been done.
Avatar f tn If you suddenly stop taking venlafaxine, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as agitation; anxiety; confusion; sad mood; irritability; frenzied or abnormal excitement; lack of coordination; trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; nightmares; nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite; diarrhea; dry mouth; sweating; ringing in the ears; seizures; or burning, tingling, numbness, or electric shock-like feelings in any part of the body.
1391695 tn?1298143389 Interferon alpha 2a (Pegasys) (+ribavirin) Interferon alpha 2b (Pegintron) (+ribavirin) There are various delivery systems; e.g. a traditional syringe vs. ready-pen, etc; and there are various dosages available with the Pegintron; but this should be enough info to get copay information, and perhaps to check if prior authorization is an issue with this policy.
4950316 tn?1394188185 ribavirin Food can enhance the levels of ribavirin in your body. Ribavirin should be taken with food or just after eating. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Do not take it on an empty stomach. Swallow the tablet or capsule whole. http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?
Avatar m tn Incessant progress of the new, more efficient and lower side effects of interferon causes decrease in treatment withdrawal. The side effects like myalgia, nausea, fatigue and loss of appetite, usually with good reaction for symptomatic treatment and intensity of the symptoms decreases during treatment continuation. Due to strong immuno-modulatory activities and long-lasting therapy, autoimmune diseases are observed in some cases.