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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of ribavirin Oral.

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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
1/18/2014 8:34:32 PM

Reviewer: DrJ, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This medication is very easy to take but the side effects are serious. I took Riba / interferon / Incivek for Hep C. I had a serious rash for about 2 months. I had horrible anemia and GI side effects the entire time. Had to take anemia treatment starting a few weeks after starting treatment. The treatment worked for me and I remain cured 18 months later - so it was worth it. I'd do it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
8/1/2013 9:49:04 PM

Reviewer: sywigt, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was diagnoised with Hep C (G1)in 2005 and started a 48 wk treatment within 4 months. I took Riboviron and Interferon as well as numerous drugs for the treatment of side affects of the medications. I am now 7 years in remission. The treatment was horrific for me and every week when I saw my doctor I wanted to quit. I'm so thankful for his encouragement to continue the treatment.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
4/13/2013 2:56:43 AM

Reviewer: aamer, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
not use yet

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
8/10/2012 12:49:00 AM

Reviewer: Pammy4, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've tried the treatment twice and was unsuccessful both tries. The first time I only took the pill and the shot once a week, and I felt like I had the flu all the time with body aches and tired all the time. I didn't get the full side effects of the medicine until I tried the treatment a year later again with the new medicine to go with what I took previously. I truly was praying it would ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
7/26/2012 10:48:57 PM

Reviewer: pljarrett, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i have been on the 3pills 2x day shot 1x week,depressions is so bad, bugs crawling on me all the time,dropped 35 pounds, but my virus is down to 46 started at 1.5 million,sometimes not sure if i can complete it want to die most of the time

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