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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