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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of PegIntron SubQ.

Overall User Ratings

5 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-4 of 4
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/4/2011 10:53:48 PM

Reviewer: Debbie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took this medication 8 years ago. I was on it for 52 weeks. It was very hard because I worked full time as a hairstylist. I sleep a lot when I wasn't at work. I got very weak. Lost weight, had hair loss. But what I've found out since then is that I have bone loss in my mouth. This is a side affect. So my teeth are lose now. But it did work for me. I don't think anyone can understand ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
1/27/2009 2:05:42 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was on Pegintron and Ribaviron ( 600mg daily) with the shots weekly. This was the most difficult medication I have ever experienced. The side effects can be and are severe. The weekly shots make you feel like you have a very bad flu; fever, chills, N/V, severe mood swings and severe fatigue. Dry skin and rashes can be very bad also ( i used gold bond cream daily on legs and abdomin - felt like h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
12/16/2008 12:11:26 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for 2.5 months. The fevers/chills/sweats that occur the night after the medication admin can be severe. Very similar to having a very bad flu. 1 side effect or these drugs are the histamine releases that I experience from contact with substances that were never an issue before, ex. latex allergy; hives, rashes, itching. Benedryl works but you find new irritants where y ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
11/4/2008 10:32:02 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication is very dangerous to someone who has mental problems. My sister-in-law took this and had severe mental outburst and a deadly threat to herself and society. Be very careful of out of control personality. I do not recommend it - not worth the risk.

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