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Getting A Prescription For Peg-intron

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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...Contents Health Insurance AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicaid Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to go to work for an employer who provides it. If you do not work, or your employer does not offer health coverage, check if you qualify for any public health...
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Question about dosage

My husband has six more weeks to go on peg-intron. He has lost about 20 to 25 pounds since starting treatment. Should his dosage be lowered since he has dropped body weight? Won't there be more severe side effects if he's on the same dose, but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...worthwhile with only 6 weeks to go. You could always take .4ml instead of .5 ml at this point so you don't have to get a new prescription. I think at this point the call is yours, from a medical perspective it makes little difference. Wish him... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Pegasys

What are the differences between Peg-Intron Alpha 2b and Pegasys??
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The difference is mainly the type of Peg ,or polyethilene glycol moeity that is added to the interferon alfa.Peg Intron has a small lineal 12kd chain and Pegasys has a large ,branched ,heavy 40kd,chain.The larger molecule stays in the liver,is less... Read more »

Treatment for HCV with hemochromotosis

I have HVC and also have hemochromotosis. My hemotolagist is defuring a phlebotomany until treatment is addressed for my HVC. The idea being the the phlebotamany might dilute the interferon/cobination effectivesness. At present I am on the list for...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I usually treat hemochromatosis (iron overload) first by performing phlebotomy (removing units of blood until the ferritin is low normal but avoiding anemia). Although still controversial, iron overload may adversely affect response to HCV... Read more »

Peg intron or Pegasys?

I've recently started the peg-intron-rebitol combo. Should the Peg not work for me is there any data that reveals the new Pegasys drug, due to be approved next year, provide me any hope of eradicating the virus?...My Dr tells me I'm genotype 1a with...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...There is no data of Peg-Intron/RBV non responders with Pegasys.The data on Peg-Intron/RBV in genotype 1,is sustained responses of 41%,vs.46% with Pegasys/RBV.If Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2 (Pegasys, PEG-Intron)

...or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection

... FDA Approves New Labeling for PEG-Intron for Use with Rebetol Hepatitis C infection is responsible for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths per year in the United States, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiviral Therapy to Treat Hepatitis C Is Declining in the U.S.

...infection. The researchers obtained treatment data through an electronic audit of US pharmacies that filled patients' new prescriptions for pegylated interferon alpha-2a and -2b (Pegasys and Peg Intron, respectively) during 2002-2007. In... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...dramatically in recent years. Today, thestandard treatment is a combination of two medications: Pegylated interferon (Pegasys or Peg-Intron) Ribavirin Pegylated interferon is a manufactured version of a natural immune systemchemical... Read more »
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Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »