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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)

PEG-Intron is an antiparasite agent which is a kind ...Read more


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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?

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

Antiparasite Drug (Definition)

Antiparasite agents are a kind ...Read more