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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infergen (Overview)

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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
6 doctors shared insights

Infergen (Overview)

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


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Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Not really: I am assuming you are asking about hepatits c treatment. Infergen is an old type of interferon. Data suggest that Infergen has little or no benefit after Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure. There are new oral medications. These medications (pills) along with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and Ribavirin has very good response rate, if you are infected with type i hepatitis c virus. Response rate is doubled from previous treatment. ...Read more

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Does people feel like they are dying from the inside out using infergen/ribavarin therapy?

Does people  feel like they are dying from the inside out using infergen/ribavarin therapy?

Hepatitis C therapy: Good treatments for hepatitis c are evolving, but interferon-based regimens are notorious for their significant side effects. Not treating hepatitis c can lead to cirrhosis & liver cancer. Talk with your doctor about pros/cons & in particular whether you are a viral responder to therapy to better decide to continue or abandon (due to side effects) your current regimen in favor of another one. ...Read more

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Can using infergen/ribavarin therapy cause someone to feel as though they are dying from the inside out?

Can using infergen/ribavarin therapy cause someone to feel as though they are dying from the inside out?

HCV Meds: Yes, these medications can make you feel awful. If you will drink at least 1 gallon of water daily, you will minimize the side effects. It is also important to avoid large quantities of caffeine, as it causes a diuretic effect. You should contact the pharmacy you receive the meds from and ask about specific side effect management techniques (there are many). ...Read more

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How effective are interferon alfacon-1 injections for treating hepatitis C?

How effective are interferon alfacon-1 injections for treating hepatitis C?

Not Very: The interferons are not very effective for treatment hepatitis C. Depending on the type (genotype) of hepatitis C, the cure rate ranges from about 30% to 75% at best. There are now newer medications called Direct Acting Antivirals which are much more effective and have fewer side effects than the interferon medications. ...Read more

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Whats the next step after infergen (interferon alfacon 1) and ribavirin?

Whats the next step after infergen (interferon alfacon 1) and ribavirin?

For HCV?: Interferon gamma and Ribavirin has been the standard of care for treatment of hepatitis c virus infections. Success rates have been poor, however. Newer antiviral agents are now available and being used in patients who did not have successful treatment with interferon and ribavirin. You should talk to your doctor about new options. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Interferon Alfacon 1 (Definition)

Interferon alfacon-1 is an antiparasite agent which is a kind ...Read more