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Can you develop a gradual allergy to ribavirin over 8-9 days with shortness of breath No drop in H&H no asthma history?

Can you develop a gradual allergy to ribavirin over 8-9 days with shortness of breath No drop in H&H no asthma history?

Possibly: Breathing difficulty from ribavirin is usually a wheezing allergic reaction. However it's best to discuss this with the physician who is prescribing the ribavirin and following you as he/she would want to know of any possible side effects. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the drug virazole used for? (ribavirin-inhalation)

What is the drug virazole used for? (ribavirin-inhalation)

RSV: The inhaled form of Ribavirin is used to treat respiratory syncytial virus in infants and children with lower respiratory tract (lung) infection from this infection, particularly if immunocompromised (poor immune system from chemotherapy, hiv, bone marrow problem or other). ...Read more

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Who should not use Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): See the many contraindications at: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=04d2b6f4-bd9b-4871-9527-92c81aa2d4d0 ...Read more

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What is the normal dose of ribavirin for hepatitis?

What is the normal dose of ribavirin for hepatitis?

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

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Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cause white gums???

Yes, it may: The gum problems may sometimes occur during ribavirin/sovaldi treatment. Ribavirin may cause dryness of the mouth, and a dry mouth may damage your teeth and cause white gums. ...Read more

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Can depression come from copegus (ribavirin)?

Can depression come from copegus (ribavirin)?

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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Can you get depression from copegus (ribavirin)?

Can you get depression from copegus (ribavirin)?

Yes: Interferon can make people feel fatigued and demonstrate symptoms of depression. Sometimes antidepressants help. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of ribavirin treatment?

Ribavirin side effec: Fatigue, nausea, hair loss, anemia, are common adverse events form ribavirin. The other agents that this is given with also add additional adverse events. This informaiton is available on the package insert, provided with all prescriptions upon request ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a lawsuit on pregnant use copegus (ribavirin) medication?

Does anyone know of a lawsuit on pregnant use copegus (ribavirin) medication?

Copegus/pregnancy: This a site for medical answers and not legal
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

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What is the difference between sofosbuvir and ribavirin in how they work against hcv?

What is the difference between sofosbuvir and ribavirin in how they work against hcv?

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

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Can I take iberet folic to stable my blood counts while I'm on sovaldi and 800mg of ribavirin per day?

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

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Would smoking cigaretts interfere with sovaldi and Ribavirin treatment!!!! ?

Would smoking cigaretts interfere with sovaldi and Ribavirin treatment!!!! ?

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

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How does ribavirin work?

Ribavirin: Ribavirin is an antiviral medication used with interferon to treat hepatitis c. It works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body. It is a prodrug, which when metabolized, interferes with viral replication. ...Read more

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What happens when I overdose on ribavirin?

What happens when I overdose on ribavirin?

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

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What are the most common uses of ribavirin?

What are the most common uses of ribavirin?

Hepatitis C, RSV: It is approved for use (along with interferon) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C in adults and children. It is approved for use for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus in infants and children. ...Read more

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Can ribavirin cause side effects?

Yes: The full list of side effects of Ribavirin is very long. A few of the most common side effects are anemia, fever and emotional lability. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Can pregnant women use Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): FDA Pregancy Category X (Should not be used during pregnancy) ...Read more

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I just started receiving interferon/ribavirin, can the side effects come on gradually?

I just started receiving interferon/ribavirin, can the side effects come on gradually?

Yes: The side effects, especially anemia, can come on gradually and can get worse with continued use. ...Read more

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Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Yes: It can...but better still Harvoni has a 96% cure rate with 8-12 weeks of treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cause canker sores?

Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cause canker sores?

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

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Will interferon and ribavirin cause depression?

Will interferon and ribavirin cause depression?

It Can: One of the more worrisome side-effects of interferon therapy is depression. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts are known to be associated with interferon therapy. ...Read more

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Tremors ang headaches after course of ribavirin?

Tremors ang headaches after course of ribavirin?

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

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Is green tea good to drink while on sovaldi and Ribavirin?

In moderation OK.: No contraindications. So in moderation I do t expect any problems. ...Read more

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What's 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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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while takeong sovaldi and Ribavirin???

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while takeong sovaldi and Ribavirin???

Yes: There are no drug interactions with either Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) or Ribavirin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). While all three drugs have their own side effect profile, there is not significant overlap. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of combination (ribavirin + interferon) treatment?

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

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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?

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?

Something lighter: 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

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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?

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

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What is Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) is used with an interferon med to treat hepatitis C. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/rebetol-side-effects. Html

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How effective is ribavirin (Rebetol) for treating hepatitis C?

How effective is ribavirin (Rebetol) for treating hepatitis C?

Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) is beneficial in the treatment of hepatitis C & is used together with an interferon medication. ...Read more

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