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How Long Does Peg-intron Stay In Your Body

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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 »

Rate of Hep C supression w/PegIntronRibavirin

At what rate does Pegylated Interferon (peginterferon alpha-2b 50 mcg. & Ribavirin [1000... Read more »

Hiv+ and peg-intron

Dr.Doug,My Boyfriend has been hiv pos for 3 almost 4 years now. He recently went to the liver... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Joint Briefing With NIH & FDA on 2009 H1N1 Influenza

Audio recording (MPEG) NOTE: This is a rough, unedited transcript and transcription errors may appear Operator: At this time, I would like to remind parties that your lines are in a listen-only mode until the question and... Read more »
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