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Rate of Hep C supression w/PegIntronRibavirin
May 29, 2001

At what rate does Pegylated Interferon (peginterferon alpha-2b 50 mcg. & Ribavirin [1000 mg/day] treatment suppress the Hep C virus in the patients body?

My last count was 8 million copies/ml, up from 100,000/ml last August.

My wife and I are due to try another IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) procedure next month, this time using a highly invasive (to the embryo) procedure called ICSI. We want to have some idea of how much Hep C will likely be in my semen after 3 to 4 weeks of treatment.

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

You can not consider to have a child if you are receiving ribavirin at the moment and 6 months after using the drug.The drug is TERATOGENIC,meaning can cause malformations of the fetus,if received by the female or by the male that provide the sperm.THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATION>Please discuss this with your doctor.

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