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Ribavirin Hep Cause Neurological Tics
New medication, TTYD: According to Gilead (maker of Solvadi), in their POSITRON trial, 61% of all pts with Type 3 HepC had a sustained virologic response (SVR) (lower Hep C virus blood counts) at 24 wks. See the package insert (PI) approved by the FDA: https://www.gilead.com/~/media/Files/pdfs/medicines/liver-disease/sovaldi/sovaldi_pi.pdf. In the trial, those w/o cirrhosis were 68% likely to have SVR. TTYD about this. ...Read more
Five months into combo tx for hep c. Now I have a nasty ribavirin rash on my body. What can I do to relieve the incessant itching and weeping rash?
Treatment rash?: If you are taking a triple drug regimen for hepatitis c with interferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir then the rash is probably related to the third agent. However, what you are describing sounds generalized and severe, and at risk for secondary infection. Some rashes, like stevens-johnson eruptions, can even be life-threatening. Make sure you seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more
My grandmother is in ESLD she had hep c she took solvadi and ribavirin and since after that she has developed low sodium levels .Her ammonia levels are really good her bilirubin is stays between 4-- 8 ,Would you say she is gonna be ok ?-
Hard to know: Hepatitis C is a complex disease, and every individual responds to the virus, and treatment differently. Ask the GI liver specialist you are seeing what the prognosis is, and the likelihood of needing a liver transplant. Just remember, those answers are statistics, and your grandmother is not a statistic, but an individual. They are not predictive. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am being treated for hep c genotype 3. I take 400 mg copegus (ribavirin) 2x day and 180mcg peginterferon 1x week. I've developed mouth sores and burning. It hurts to eat. Is this a reaction to the meds?
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