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Who should not take pegintron?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depressed

Patients with decompensated cirrhosis or severe depression i.
e. Patients that have attempted suicide should not use pegylated interferon. Also, if you have a heart condition, consult your doctor prior to starting.

In brief: Depressed

Patients with decompensated cirrhosis or severe depression i.
e. Patients that have attempted suicide should not use pegylated interferon. Also, if you have a heart condition, consult your doctor prior to starting.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Contraindications

Contraindications for patient taking PEG-intron, including: 1.
Hypersensitivity to pegylated interferon. 2. Hypersensitivity to ribavirin. 3. Patients with decompensated liver condition. 4. Pregnant female. 5. Male with pregnant female partner. 6. Coexisting hemoglobinopathies (e.g. sickle cell anemia, thalassemia). 7. Coexisting autoimmune hepatitis. 8. Severe psychiatric conditions.

In brief: Contraindications

Contraindications for patient taking PEG-intron, including: 1.
Hypersensitivity to pegylated interferon. 2. Hypersensitivity to ribavirin. 3. Patients with decompensated liver condition. 4. Pregnant female. 5. Male with pregnant female partner. 6. Coexisting hemoglobinopathies (e.g. sickle cell anemia, thalassemia). 7. Coexisting autoimmune hepatitis. 8. Severe psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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