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What Are The Side Effects Of Pegasys

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HCV treatment side effects...

I'm HIV/HCV (genotye 2) coinfected. I started Ribavirin and Pegayas Jan 09. I was already on and tolerating Istentress and Truvada for the HIV. I've started becoming very irritable and aggressive to others. My doc says this is the Pegasys and has...
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 »

hepc

Diagnosed for 9 yrsfound in 1999.Previously on pegasusinterferon prefilledsyringes andwhat are the... Read more »

Side Effects

I am planning to start treatment for Hep C in March 2003. Whether I will be doing Pegasys or... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Hepatitis Shots Show Promise

...An experimental new combination of drugs for hepatitis C cures more patients with fewer side effects than the standard treatment for the potentially deadly, liver-destroying infection, researchers say. According to an 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... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...HIV 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... Read more »
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What's New in Treatment Information?

...protecting the body from infections. Counterfeit rHGH carries a lot number MNH605A. Any product with this number should be considered counterfeit and should not be used. The FDA reports the counterfeit product contains only 1/6 of the dose of... Read more »
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Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
...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 »

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 »

Info on Hep B treatment?

Posted by shannon
...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 »

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? Read more »