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Dr. Erik Voogd
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Rebetol (Overview)

Rebetol is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What do you think of the hepatitis C treatment {pegasys & rebetol}?

What do you think of the hepatitis C treatment {pegasys & rebetol}?

Not only Rx: Peg-interferon and Ribavirin are the standard treatment for hepatitis c unless you have genotype 1 where addition of a pi such as Incivek (telaprevir) can improve response rates and shorten treatment course. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Voogd
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Rebetol (Overview)

Rebetol is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Can ribavirin cause side effects?

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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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

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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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What do you think of the hepatitis C treatment {pegasys & rebetol}?

Not only Rx: Peg-interferon and Ribavirin are the standard treatment for hepatitis c unless you have genotype 1 where addition of a pi such as Incivek (telaprevir) can improve response rates and shorten treatment course. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the hepatitis C treatment {pegasys & rebetol}?

Can you tell me about the hepatitis C treatment {pegasys & rebetol}?

AVOID: Yes. Avoid anyone recommending such treatment in 2014. This is outdated, not very effective, and CURE is now possible in nearly 100% of the cases with the more appropriate medications available today. Please get to a Hep C treater/specialist for the best outcome. ...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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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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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 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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Would smoking cigaretts interfere with sovaldi and Ribavirin treatment!!!! ?

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

Dr. Erik Voogd
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Ribavirin (Definition)

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