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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Infergen (Overview)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
5 doctors shared insights

Infergen (Overview)

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


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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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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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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Interferon Alfacon 1 (Definition)

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