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Hepatitis C And Peg Intron
Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?
Wait 4 better drugs: Talk to your prescribing doctor. The goal of hcv therapy is to achieve sustained virologic response (svr) which equates to an undetectable viral load. In your case, current therapy just isn't enough and is due to several known and unknown factors. There will be better therapies coming through the fda process over the next few years, so don't despair-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If finished 42 vials of peg-intron 150 for treatment of HCV & i still have 136 viral count active after the 36th vial do I have to complete to 72 vial?
I would say yes: There are 3 medication types to treat hep c. The interferons as you already know. Ribaviron (in conjunction) and the integrase inhibitors (you didn't mention if you had this as well). A viral load of 136 is very low..In fact your almost undetectable. I would say yes..Because remember you'll be on a 48 or 52 week treatment regimen. You have a decent way to go yet. ...Read more
Equivalent: They are equivalent. Different brands.Get a more detailed answer ›
What other treatment regimen after pegintron & rebitol didn't make effect & how can I stop virus multiplication after i stop peg-intron & rebitol?
Depends: What genotype of hepatitis c do you have? Genotype 1 can be treated with peg-interferon plus Ribavirin plus a protease inhibitor. People with genotype 2, 3, and 4 who did not get cured with peg-interferon plus Ribavirin should wait until sofosbuvir is approved, then probably will need to use sofosbuvir plus peg-interferon plus Ribavirin again. We are still waiting for data from a phase 3 trial. ...Read more
Many: The side effects are too many to list here but some of the more common ones (occur in >10% of patients) are fever, fatigue, headache, insomnia, depression, emotional lability, rash, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, muscle aches, joint pains, flu-like syndrome and injection site reations. ...Read more