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.
Follow up. With your gastroenterologist or infectious disease doctor.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.