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How Do I Get A Prescription For Peg-intron

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

peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) --> Other Names: PEG-interferon alfa-2a, Pegasys, pegIFN alfa-2a, pegylated-interferon alfa 2a Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs--> What is peginterferon... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

BETA News Briefs

Seven-Day Drug Cycling Appears Effective Peg-Intron Approved for Hepatitis C (HCV) New OI Drug Approvals Expanded Access for Tenofovir DF (TDF) Cardiovascular Disease Risk Higher in People with Lipodystrophy Cancers in HIV Positive People... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Schering-Plough Hepatitis C Treatment More Effective Than Roche Treatment, Especially Among Obese Patients, Study Says

Schering-Plough 's Peg-Intron treatment is more effective at eliminating the hepatitis C virus than Roche 's Pegasys treatment, particularly for obese patients, according to a small, informal retrospective study released this week at the annual... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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...
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 you have high viral load,the response may decrease,and Pegasys may be an... Read more »

Pegasys to Peg-Intron?

Dear Dr.If you relapse after Pegasys do you recommend switching to Peg-Intron the next time? I hear the sides are much worse.Thanks...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I usually recommend switching brands, although there is no real scientific reason to do so. The side effects are comparable and now you know what to expect. Anytime you treat again, if you did get undetectable the first time, the chances are really... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Procrit

My wife is being treated for Hepatitis-C with Peg-Intron and Ribovarin. Her Platelete count is low, do You think Procrit will help, and if it will be any interaction with the treatment?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you sure your wife's platelet count, rather than her red blood cell count, is low? Low platelets are referred to as thrombocytopenia. Low red blood cells or hemoglobin is called anemia. The reason I ask for clarification is that... Read more »
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Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid any attention to my pill bottles, and noticed that this is the... Read more »

Prescription Insurance Emergency

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a worker for the NYC government, I am finding that our medical plans cover less and less for prescriptions. The plan I am in now will not cover me adequately at all -- it has a $3,000 cap -- and I really need to know if there is anyone who can... Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works
at CVS and Wal-mart.
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Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »