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Dr. Erik Voogd
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Copegus (Overview)

Copegus is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Does anyone know of a lawsuit on pregnant use copegus (ribavirin) medication?

Does anyone know of a lawsuit on pregnant use copegus (ribavirin) medication?

Copegus/pregnancy: This a site for medical answers and not legal when you are adviced to take this medicine there is a warning given to the person that they should practce birth control and and you or your sexual partner if you are a male have to have a pregnancy test done before starting on this medicine as it can cause birth defects or loss of fetus, and dont get pregnant for six monyhs after stopping the treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Voogd
56 doctors shared insights

Copegus (Overview)

Copegus is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How exactly do interferon alpha2a and ribavirin work to kill the HCV virus?

How exactly do interferon alpha2a and ribavirin work to kill the HCV virus?

Mechanism of action: Interferon Alpha 2a is a protein similar to infection fighting proteins released by white blood cells. Ribavirin is a prodrug that resembles purine RNA nucleotides. Therefore, Ribavirin interferes with the RNA replication of the hcv. ...Read more

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How does ribavirin work?

Ribavirin: Ribavirin is an antiviral medication used with interferon to treat hepatitis c. It works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis c from spreading inside the body. It is a prodrug, which when metabolized, interferes with viral replication. ...Read more

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Bad effects of copegus (ribavirin) treatment and liver enzyme levels?

Bad effects of copegus (ribavirin) treatment and liver enzyme levels?

Hep C and ribavirin: This drug is for combination treatment of hepatitis c. Copegus (ribavirin) alone is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis c virus infection.The main toxicity is hemolytic anemia, which may result in worsening of cardiac disease, heart attacks. Your doctor will test your blood for liver enzyme levels, virus load and other things. ...Read more

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Can ribavirin cause side effects?

Yes: The full list of side effects of Ribavirin is very long. A few of the most common side effects are anemia, fever and emotional lability. ...Read more

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Im going through interferon and ribavirin treatment for hep c, can it weaken my immune system and make it easier for me to catch colds, etc?

Im going through interferon and ribavirin treatment for hep c, can it weaken my immune system and make it easier for me to catch colds, etc?

Can: Any time you are on biologics such as interferon you place yoursef at risk so any time you get sick or bhave fevers seek medical opinion. ...Read more

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I'm on sovaldi and Ribavirin for the first month and dropped from 373,000 viral load to 0! Is it bad to have one Long Island alchol drink?

I'm on sovaldi and Ribavirin for the first month and dropped from 373,000 viral load to 0! Is it bad to have one Long Island alchol drink?

Something lighter: congratulations on having achieved an early viral response, it is indicative of clearance as long as you stay on the medications religiously! Liver injury after clearance of HCV continues for some time, until the liver has repaired the damage from the virus. Anything that also damages the liver will only add to the damage from the HCV, so for now, avoid excessive alcohol use and lose weight ...Read more

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What are common side effects of combination (ribavirin + interferon) treatment?

Lots...: Fatigue, headache, rigors, fever, insomnia, irritability, depression, dizziness, impaired concentration, anxiety, emotional lability, hair loss, pruritus, dry skin , rash, nausea, anorexia , weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anemia, injection site reaction, muscle and joint pains, shortness of breath, cough, flu-like symptoms, birth defects, chest pain, suicidal behavior to start. ...Read more

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