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What If I Miss A Dose Of Peg-intron

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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 »

What is the difference between Pegsys and Peg Intron

Hi Doctor Dieterich: Is it true that Pegintron and Pegsys are the same! I was told by my doctor... Read more »

Peg intron or Pegasys?

I've recently started the peg-intron-rebitol combo. Should the Peg not work for me is there any... 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 Name(s): pegylated interferon Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Peginterferon Read more »
Project Inform

What's New in Treatment Information?

...standard Rebetron as first line therapy achieved a reduction in HCV RNA levels with the combination of peg-interferon alfa-2b (peg-Intron) and ribavirin after 24 weeks. Although the early results are encouraging, the usefulness of this... Read more »
Project Inform

New Peg-Interferon Results

...first line therapy achieved a virologic response (a reduction in HCV RNA levels) with the combination of peg-interferon alfa-2b (peg-Intron, developed by Schering Plough) and ribavirin after 24 weeks of therapy. Although the preliminary results... Read more »
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Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection

... FDA Approves New Labeling for PEG-Intron for Use with Rebetol Hepatitis C infection is responsible for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths per year in the United States, according Read more »
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