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How Long Does Peg-intron Take To Work

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anemia

I AM ON PEGASYS FOR HEP-C AND HAVE BECOME ANEMIC I HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND I FEEL VERY WEAK ALL THE TIME I HAVE WEIGHT LOSS I AM ON IRON I ALSO HAVE HIV DO YOU THINK I SHOULD STAY ON PEGASYS I HAVE ANOTHER 5 MONTHS TO GO ON THE PEGASYS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(anemia) and your laboratory tests (low hemoglobin).You also have an excellent reason to be anemic. Combination therapy with PEG-Intron and Ribavirin is well known to cause anemia. Procrit has been remarkably effective in ameliorating this... 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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Researchers Find Genetic Explanation for Why Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Doesn't Work for Some

...available treatment for HCV? David Goldstein: So far, we have only studied pegylated interferon [Pegasys, Peginterferon, PEG-Intron] and ribavirin [Copegus, Rebetol] -- the standard of care. Olivia Ford: Is there alternative treatment for... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...(PegIFN): alpha-2a (manufactured by Roche, trade name Pegasys), and alpha-2b (manufactured by Schering Plough, trade name PEG-Intron) Pegasys is a liquid that comes in one vial and is stored in the refrigerator. Everyone uses the same... Read more »
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Hepatitis B Treatment for HIV-Positive People

...treatment is usually four months. Newer versions of interferon, called pegylated interferon, are available. These drugs (Pegasys and Peg-Intron) only need one injection a week and may work better against HBV. Pegasys and Peg-Intron are not yet... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche Hepatitis C Treatment Gains Half of Market Share From Schering-Plough

...Pegasys, which is manufactured by pharmaceutical company Roche , has gained half of the market share from Schering-Plough's Peg-Intron hepatitis C treatment after being available for barely one year, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. ... Read more »
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