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Who Should Take Peg-intron

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Pegasys to Peg-Intron?

Dear Dr.If you relapse after Pegasys do you recommend switching to Peg-Intron the next time? I hear the sides are much worse.Thanks...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I usually recommend switching brands, although there is no real scientific reason to do so. The side effects are comparable and now you know what to expect. Anytime you treat again, if you did get undetectable the first time, the chances are really... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Pegasys

What are the differences between Peg-Intron Alpha 2b and Pegasys?? ... 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 »
Articles
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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Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

Did any of you go through bilogical treatment with any kind of Interferons. If you did could you please tell me more about your dosage and side effects?

I am currently on INTRON A and it's a living hell. I don't know what to do anymore.... Read more »

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 »

people are schocked when i disclose...

Posted by Anonymous
People are so shocked when I dislose. I am a professional woman,
who got HIV from 1 time transmission from Mr. Perfect. He was my
fiance. I work 2 jobs, am athletic and have been taking the 3
viral medications for 2 and 1/2 years. Why are all the... Read more »

HIV Counselor/Educator

Posted by Anonymous
Westside Community Mental Health, Inc
HIV Counselor/Educator

Description: Health Educator to conduct outreach to African American women who are IDU's. Conduct groups, individual risk reduction counseling, and case management. Previous experience... Read more »