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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...