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How Long Does Peg-intron Stay In Your Body

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Missing A.M. Rebetrol - pills

My husband had a meeting out of town today and forgot to take his morning Rebetrol pills. I was told he should not double up.Can anything happen because he missed his dose?He is currently taking PEG-INTRON shots once a week on Thursday and takes 3...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Ribavirin (Rebetol) has a very long half-life, it stays around a long-time in the body. He should NOT "double-up" on the next dose. Nothing will happen if he misses Read more »

Saving Sperm before Treatment??

My husband was diagnosed a year ago with HEPC and he is 37 years old. We have one child who is 2... Read more »

Dr. Dieterich

My husband has two weeks to go on the peg-intron. He is still undetectable from early on. I'd like... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...two drugs, pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Pegylated interferon is a man-made version of a chemical messenger made by the human body. Interferon stimulates the immune system to fight viruses, so it has antiviral and immunologic activity.... Read more »
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New Peg-Interferon Results

...which polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been added. Adding PEG stabilizes interferon in the body and helps sustain a more even and long lasting level of the drug. The studies show that this new formulation, when used in combination with ribavirin... Read more »
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An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2 (Pegasys, PEG-Intron)

...Pegasys (2a) Other Name(s): pegylated interferon Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Peginterferon alfa-2 belongs to a class of medicines known as antivirals. This drug also belongs to a class called biological response... Read more »
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outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »