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Side Effects To Hep C Treatments

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hep c treatment side effects

I had a liver transplant 10 yrs ago. I'm a 55 yo female. I am currently taking peg intron, ribavirin, procrit. Plus I am also taking neoral, toprol, lexapro, and ritalin.My hemoglobin and hemaocrit drop frequently. When hemoglobin gets below 10.9...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reason to be anemic. Combination therapy with PEG-Intron and Ribavirin is well known to cause anemia. Procrit has been remarkably effective in ameliorating this condition. I'm concerned that your hemoglobin "drops frequently" despite being on... Read more »

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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...take these meds i had about a ten gallon size bag of pills left over i didn't take over 20 years. In 2006 i was dianosed with hep C with stage 2 liver damage and hopefully will began treatment as soon, as i have enough tcells to survive the hep... Read more »

Info on Pegasys

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...Hey 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 »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...else commenced therapy with similar labs to myself, and on these combo's? If so, what did you think of each one? What are the side effects like? Also, do you make a complete recovery, and go on to lead a normal lifestyle? This is one of my... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
...at an acceptable level does that mean that this disease is not taking it's toll on me? All it means is that while my body is effectively warding off this infection, other things it should be doing are being ignored. My blood counts might be nice,... Read more »