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Pegintron Dose

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Table of Contents What Is PK? How Is PK Studied? Drug Interactions and Drug Boosting Do Men and Women Process Drugs Differently? Pharmacokinetic Testing How to Make PK Work for You References What Is PK? Pharmacokinetics, also known as PK, is the study of how medications behave in and move through the body. PK is used to figure out how much drug gets into your bloodstream and how long it stays there. ...
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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 and rebetol in Feb after being on medication for a yr without getting undetectable level, however, his virus dropped to about 40k or even lower. and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Many people try the other peg after failing one. It would not be unreasonable to try Pegasys after failing Pegintron. The dose is all the same 180 micrograms per week. The dose of ribavirin would be the same as he took before which should have been... Read more »

Ribavirin-Pegintron Shelf Life???

I live in Myramar (Burma). Due to finacial crisis, The Government has imposed foreign trade cuts that have cut off my Hepatitis c treatment because the drugs must be paid for out of foreign currency reserves. There is no Red Cross, UN, government...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am so very sorry to hear of your situation. I cannot attest to the activity of the drugs you have at your disposal since I simply don't know. However, I do want you to tell you that there are data showing that genotype 2 patients sometimes are... Read more »

HepB with ALT levels still high...

Diagnosed with chronic HepB E.I've recently completed a 16week dosage of peg-intron. One dose/week. I've also been taking lamivudine twice per day since week two which I'm still on. My physician has now prescribed viread once a day to assist with...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
That may be a good sign that you are in the process of seroconverting from e antigen to e antibody which is the goal of therapy. As long as the DNA is negative you are in good shape. Good luck! DTD Read more »

Dr. Dieterich: Maintenance Therapy Question

Hello Doctor Dieterich,You are a great asset to all of us here.You have mentioned to me before that since my dad has fibrosis III, maintenance therapy might be warranted (after my dad has failed in both combos, pegintron first and pegasys, being the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes the maintenance dose of Pegasys is 90 mcg. The maintenance dose of PegIntron is .5 to 1.0 mcg/kg. Wish him luck, he should use the medication he has. DTD Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Managing and Treating HCV "My doctors have warned me my health may be at more risk from HCV than HIV. I've been urged to have biopsies done of my liver and to consider going on treatment for HCV. I've decided to delay embarking on therapy... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

To view a video of this presentation, click here Please note: Best viewed with Internet Explorer. (Requires Real Player for Windows or Macintosh) Antiviral Activity and Tolerability of PEG-Intron in HIV Patients Failing HAART (Abstract... Read more »
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