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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Peginterferon alfa-2b SubQ.

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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/21/2008 11:43:34 AM

Reviewer: kq151@cox.net, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been very lucky with this medication. my side effects have been nothing compared to what so many others report.I get a small headache the day after i inject but tylenol takes care of it. Im tired but I was tired before starting treatment.Thats about it. Im on week 8 of the Ribovirin-Pegasys combo.My viral load became undetectable at week 3.Because Ive had a rapid response I plan to stop tre ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/17/2008 9:57:58 PM

Reviewer: s., 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am on week 40 of 48 weeks of treatment. I am undetectable and counting the days until completion. This has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do but well worth it because it's working. Side effects include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, irritability, depression, and anemia. It sucks.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
9/25/2008 8:29:00 PM

Reviewer: S-L Mav, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
9/20/2008 7:46:43 AM

Reviewer: jc from Portugal, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
It was a hard time! I went through a 6-month treatment of both drugs combined (interferon and ribavirine) on a weekly basis. People shouldn't fear the immediate side effects since they're predictable in such a health condition - I also thought that I "was going to die", especially because the effects went on for 48 hours approx. Regularly I injected the compound in my belly skin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
9/1/2008 12:56:16 AM

Reviewer: hcv37girl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This drug caused me to be a whiner for a year, it made me feel AWFUL. Fever, joint pain and fatigue...that said, it saved me... five years out and I am still HCV negative. Drinking tons of water helped more than anything.

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