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Peg-intron Dosing

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What is the difference between Pegsys and Peg Intron

Hi Doctor Dieterich: Is it true that Pegintron and Pegsys are the same! I was told by my doctor that they are exactly the same except one is made in the US and one made in Swiss. Are there any difference?Thank you sir for your time.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
They are pretty close. Pegasys has a longer half life of about 75 hours, versus 54 hours for Peg Intron. Pegasys is excreted mostly in the liver while Peg Intron mostly in the kidney. The overall success rates for the two are almost exactly the same... Read more »

another round: Peg intron Vs. Pegasys

Hello Doctor: I want to thank you so much for your lovely work.My father has stopped the Peg intron... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Procrit

My wife is being treated for Hepatitis-C with Peg-Intron and Ribovarin. Her Platelete count is low,... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

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

... peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) Other Name(s): pegylated interferon Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Peginterferon Read more »
Project Inform

What's New in Treatment Information?

...standard Rebetron as first line therapy achieved a reduction in HCV RNA levels with the combination of peg-interferon alfa-2b (peg-Intron) and ribavirin after 24 weeks. Although the early results are encouraging, the usefulness of this... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

...viewed with Internet Explorer. (Requires Real Player for Windows or Macintosh) Antiviral Activity and Tolerability of PEG-Intron in HIV Patients Failing HAART (Abstract 115) Speaker: L. Nieto Authored by Nieto, L.; Angel, J.; Gazzard,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

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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