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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Peg Intron (Overview)

PEG-Intron is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Why are some slow in seeking approval for peg-intron and pegasys?

Why are some slow in seeking approval for peg-intron and pegasys?

Price: It is a very expensive medication! insurance want to make sure it is indeed indicated before paying such a pricey medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
9 doctors shared insights

Peg Intron (Overview)

PEG-Intron is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?

My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?

Wait 4 better drugs: Talk to your prescribing doctor. The goal of hcv therapy is to achieve sustained virologic response (svr) which equates to an undetectable viral load. In your case, current therapy just isn't enough and is due to several known and unknown factors. There will be better therapies coming through the fda process over the next few years, so don't despair-. ...Read more

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Peg-intron treatment - what kinds of side effects?

Peg-intron treatment - what kinds of side effects?

Lots : Boxed warnings pegasys, like other Alpha interferons, may cause or make fatal or life-threatening problems worse (like mental, immune system, heart, liver, lung, intestinal and infections). Your doctor should monitor you during regular visits. ...Read more

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What other treatment regimen after pegintron & rebitol didn't make effect & how can I stop virus multiplication after i stop peg-intron & rebitol?

Depends: What genotype of hepatitis c do you have? Genotype 1 can be treated with peg-interferon plus Ribavirin plus a protease inhibitor. People with genotype 2, 3, and 4 who did not get cured with peg-interferon plus Ribavirin should wait until sofosbuvir is approved, then probably will need to use sofosbuvir plus peg-interferon plus Ribavirin again. We are still waiting for data from a phase 3 trial. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c injection" peg intron a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?

Hepatitis c injection" peg intron a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?

Tylenol / Benadryl: You can try premedicating with tylenol and benadryl. Alternate injection sites. Get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Why are some slow in seeking approval for peg-intron and pegasys?

Price: It is a very expensive medication! insurance want to make sure it is indeed indicated before paying such a pricey medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pegasys & peg-intron?

What is the difference between pegasys & peg-intron?

Size of the molecule: Pegasys is larger size and comes in solution where as pegontron comes as powder that needs to be reconstituted with saline before administration. Efficacy wise, Pegasys may be marginally better. ...Read more

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Peg-intron treatment - what kinds of side effects?

Lots : Boxed warnings pegasys, like other Alpha interferons, may cause or make fatal or life-threatening problems worse (like mental, immune system, heart, liver, lung, intestinal and infections). Your doctor should monitor you during regular visits. ...Read more

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My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?

Wait 4 better drugs: Talk to your prescribing doctor. The goal of hcv therapy is to achieve sustained virologic response (svr) which equates to an undetectable viral load. In your case, current therapy just isn't enough and is due to several known and unknown factors. There will be better therapies coming through the fda process over the next few years, so don't despair-. ...Read more

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