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Medicine For Ribavirin Allergy
Can you develop a gradual allergy to ribavirin over 8-9 days with shortness of breath No drop in H&H no asthma history?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Varies w interferon: When treating hepatitis C in adults, the dosing of Ribavirin depends on a few factors: which of the hepatitis C viruses (i.e. Which genotype) is being treated, whether or not the person treated also has hiv, and whether or not the patient weighs less than 75kg (165 lb). The dose can range from 400mg twice daily to 600mg twice daily. ...Read more
Yes: Copegus (ribavirin) is usually given with Pegasys (peg interferon) to treat tough illness, and they are tough meds with tough side effects, but they often work. Depression doesoccur during treatment, usually more the chemical kind which responds better to medicine. I've seen a couple of people going through interferon treatment (older varieties; both did well with wellbutrin, (bupropion) but ask your own doc. ...Read more
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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 don't get pregnant for six monyhs after stopping the treatment. ...Read more
Hep c: Do you have to be on treatment now? By the end of this year ribaviran will most likely no longer be used to treat hep vc. Treatments will be more effective and shorter in duration. Ribaviran is not directly active against hep c like sofosbuvir and the other amazing drugs coming this year. ...Read more
Can I take iberet folic to stable my blood counts while I'm on sovaldi and 800mg of ribavirin per day?
Ask your doc: Whenever you are being treated for a chronic disease that requires daily meds, before taking ANY medication (over-the-counter or an old prescription med not currently prescribed), herbs, or supplements with your doctor first. No point asking for trouble when a phone call to the doc who knows you best will answer the question appropriately. ...Read more
It is possible: There have been several studies showing that smokers with hepatitis C get more liver scarring than non-smokers, and it could make your hepatitis C harder to treat. Tobacco smoke also can interfere with certain other drugs, potentially causing them to be less effective. It is not clear if this happens with Sovaldi. While you are trying to get healthier, take it to the next level and quit smoking. ...Read more
Depends upon doses: All medicines have a threshold to cause signs of intoxication. If you know how much you did take (number of pills or milligrams.) call the Poison Control Center 18002823171 in the USA to see if you should worry or go to the emergency room? If this happened recently in matter of few hours try to vomit them. ...Read more
Canker sores: What's important is to make sure what you think you have are in fact canker sores. Rather that rule out these medications as the cause, or assume they are the cause, have your own physician and dentist (both who know your complete medical and dental history) and can personally examine you, evaluate you and discuss this issue. ...Read more
Known side effects: These are known side effects of that treatment. Your doctor can suggest something to help calm the symptoms down before your next course. If you'd like to write me for suggestions: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
In moderation OK.: No contraindications. So in moderation I do t expect any problems. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
I'm hcv+ geno typ3, my weight is 54 kg, hb is 13.8, I'm taking ribavirin 400mg bid with sovaldi, is it ok or should I take 500mg bid. Plz advise. Thanks?
Normal dose: 400 mg 2 times a day is the standard dose. It comes in 200 mg doses so would be hard to get 500 anyways. The best thing to do is ask your doctor. I would follow that advice myself. ...Read more
Rebetol (ribavirin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/rebetol-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›