|Can a skip a week of Pegasys?
Oct 23, 2004
I am starting week 7 and doing well. No real side effects until this past week (even my Dr. was surprised!). Now I'm getting the "flu-like" symptoms on and off. In a couple weeks I have a really busy week including an event I am putting together and a visit from my family (yes I believe in staying busy). If these side effects continue I would really like to skip the Pegasys that week.
Would that be a huge mistake? And if I do skip it, should I continue the Ribavirin?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I would definitely not skip the dose. Hepatitis C virus manufacturers itself fast and in high numbers. One missed dose could completely change you chances of eradication and that would be a shame. Research has shown that medication adherence really matters. Dr. McGovern
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