|what is the current tx for relapsing HepC
Dec 8, 2003
other than peg-intron, are there any other more recent treatments that offer higher sustainable remission rates for a person with Genotype 1A who quickly becomes negative following 3-6 mos of therapy; remains on therapy for total of 12 mos, with weight based dosing of peg intron, but relapses within 3-6 months of ending therapy? is a lower ongoing maintenance dosing appropriate to sustain remission after 12 mos of therapy?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
There are two brands of pegylated interferon, the peg intron that you mention and the pegasys brand. They are very similar. I usually switch brands when re treating. However our team usually treats the relapsers longer than 12 months often for 18 months. We think that will help prevent relapse. DTD
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