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Peg-Intron and Pegasys

What are the differences between Peg-Intron Alpha 2b and Pegasys?? ...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The difference is mainly the type of Peg ,or polyethilene glycol moeity that is added to the interferon alfa.Peg Intron has a small lineal 12kd chain and Pegasys has a large ,branched ,heavy 40kd,chain.The larger molecule stays in the liver,is less... Read more »

Peg intron or Pegasys?

I've recently started the peg-intron-rebitol combo. Should the Peg not work for me is there... 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 »
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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 »
infoSIDA

Interferón Pegilado Alfa-2b

Otro(s) nombre(s): pegIFN alfa-2b, PEG-interferon alfa 2b, PegIntron, pegylated-interferon alfa 2b Clase de medicamento: Infecciones oportunistas ¿Qué es este medicamento? El interferón pegilado alfa-2b es un medicamento antiviral... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, I've gotten used to the... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »