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HCVrelated Anemia

Jan 3, 2006

What is best med for sleep? I am taking PegInferon and Riboviron. Have tried Ambien,Lunesta, and Ambiem with Clonopin

Response from Dr. Frascino


I don't believe there is a "best" among the various alternatives available. Generally speaking, the best would be the one that works best for you. Work with your doctor to find the one that's right for you. Combination therapy for hepatitis C with pegylated interferon and Ribavirin can be difficult to tolerate. Optimal management of the drug-induced side effects may well help. Pegylated interferon can be associated with "the flu from hell" and depression. There are a variety of medications that can help mitigate these drug-induced symptoms. Ribavirin can cause anemia. Procrit, a medication that increases the production of additional new red blood cells is very effective in treating this problem.

Good luck!

Dr. Bob

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