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Pegintron Side Effects

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SIDE EFFECTS FROM PEGINTRON AND RIBAVIRIN

Dear Doc, STARTED ON PEG INTRON 150MGS AND RIBAVIRIN 3 1/2 WEEKS AGO. HAVE BEEN VERY ITCHY, ARM, HANDS,ELBOWS, LEGS AND BUTTOCKS. HAD LABS DONE AND MY FOLLOW UP IS ON 3/10. READ THE SIDE EFFECTS HAVE HAD PLENTY OF THEM. I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Sometimes patients can experience itchiness from very dry skin. I would apply a good body lotion like Eucerin for example to see if that helps you at all. You could also ask your doctor if you could try some antihistamines to help you sleep at... Read more »

Pegasys to Peg-Intron?

Dear Dr.If you relapse after Pegasys do you recommend switching to Peg-Intron the next time? I... Read more »

Hep c pegintron

I am getting ready to start taking Pegintron in 3 months..Can you tell me the symptons I will have... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Boceprevir: Effective in Previous Non-Responders

In the past, some HCV-positive people may have undergone treatment with standard therapy but did not recover from this infection. Researchers refer to such people as "non-responders." People with HCV genotype 1 are traditionally the least responsive... Read more »
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hiv/hvc

Posted by Anonymous
All I can say at this stage is that during the first 15 years of infection I prefered to be hvc tan hiv, but now I beggin to see that hvc is much more dangerous as there is no meds available as in hiv. Gone trough pegintron + ribavirina and have... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »