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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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Peg Intron (Definition)

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What is the difference between pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) & peg-intron?

What is the difference between pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) & peg-intron?

Size of the molecule: Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) 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 (peginterferon alfa 2a) may be marginally better. ...Read more

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Why are some slow in seeking approval for peg-intron and pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a)?

Why are some slow in seeking approval for peg-intron and pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a)?

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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Peg-intron / ribavirin treatment side effects?

Peg-intron / ribavirin treatment  side effects?

Many: The side effects are too many to list here but some of the more common ones (occur in >10% of patients) are fever, fatigue, headache, insomnia, depression, emotional lability, rash, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, muscle aches, joint pains, flu-like syndrome and injection site reations. ...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?

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

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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If finished 42 vials of peg-intron 150 for treatment of HCV & i still have 136 viral count active after the 36th vial do I have to complete to 72 vial?

If finished 42 vials of peg-intron 150 for treatment of HCV & i still have 136 viral count active after the 36th vial do I have to complete to 72 vial?

I would say yes: There are 3 medication types to treat hep c. The interferons as you already know. Ribaviron (in conjunction) and the integrase inhibitors (you didn't mention if you had this as well). A viral load of 136 is very low..In fact your almost undetectable. I would say yes..Because remember you'll be on a 48 or 52 week treatment regimen. You have a decent way to go yet. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?

Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?

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

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking the medications ribavirin and peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b)?

Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking the medications ribavirin and peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b)?

Not recommended: Ribavirin must be used together with a Peg-Intron to treat chronic hepatitis C. Do not drink alcohol while taking ribavirin. Alcohol can increase the risk of damage to your liver. Hope it makes sense? ...Read more

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Tell me about intron a (interferon alfa 2b) cancer related immune agent?

Tell me about intron a (interferon alfa 2b) cancer related immune agent?

Interferon: Intron a (interferon alfa 2b) is the trade name for interferon alpha. Not used as much as in the past, but still can be used for high risk melanoma, rarely for some myeloproliferative neoplasia situations and renal cell cancers. Most common use is in hepatitis c. Interferon is a natural substance made by lymphoid cells in response to viral and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Whats intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Whats intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. It is a manufactured protein that is derived from a real human protein. There are some very significant side effects that include severe flu-like symptoms, depression, nausea, diarrhea, headaches. ...Read more

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What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alfa-2b: Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that is transcribed by messenger RNA but then the corresponding portion of messenger RNA is removed by RNA splicing before translation. ...Read more

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Why are you on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Why are you on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. ...Read more

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What length is the intron part of a gene?

What length is the intron part of a gene?

Extremely variable: The length of an intron is extremely variable. Even within the same gene, the introns of vastly different lengths can exist. Depending on the statistical method used, the average intron size is somewhere between 3500 base pairs and 5000 base pairs. ...Read more

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Looking for a sickle cell trait medication, information on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Unclear question: I'm not sure what you are trying to treat. Sickle cell trait is not a disease and there are no medications currently approved to "treat" it. Do you have some other condition that you feel would be helped with intron a (interferon alfa 2b)? ...Read more

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Are there any chemical agents that can lead to people becoming epileptic?

Are there any chemical agents that can lead to people becoming epileptic?

Lower Thresholds: There are substances that can lower the threshold for having a seizure. Some ssris, antiasthmatics, antibiotics, immunosuppressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, and bupropion have been shown to lower seizure threshold. Significant alcohol use can also lower the threshold, particularly when the alcohol is leaving the body or when combined with the other substances (e.g., bupropion). ...Read more

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Antiparasite Drug (Definition)

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