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Pegasys Side Effects

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Ask the Experts

HCV treatment side effects...

...in the day, clumsy and I keep walking into things. Is there anything you prescribe your patients to try and counter the nasty Pegasys side effects rather than stop treatment? I really don't want to stop treatment otherwise the past few months...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...discuss referral to psychiatry with your physician right away so you can hopefully continue therapy. The other thing you may consider is checking your HCV RNA. If it is non-detectable, maybe you can dose-reduce your interferon dosing a bit. Read more »

Can my liver stay stagnant w/out pegasys & ribaviran?

Hi, my ALT went from 47 to 160 in 4 yrs. My Dr. suggests I use treatment of pegasys and ribavirin.... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor... Read more »
AIDSinfo

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

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, peginterferon alfa may cause some serious unwanted effects. Serious side effects... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...processed by the liver. A liver badly damaged by Hep C cannot process drugs as well. Although generally safe, the risk of side effects with HIV medications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are my treatment options for Hep C? Your doctor... Read more »
Project Inform

What's New in Treatment Information?

...Also, people who were over 80% adherent to their meds were much more likely to achieve undetectable levels by study end. Side effects overall were similar among the three groups, although there appeared to be less severe flu-like symptoms and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
...ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »

Info on Pegasys

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »

Info on Hep B treatment?

Posted by shannon
...ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long Read more »