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Is Hepatitis C Contagious? - Pegylated Interferon (Combination Therapy)

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  • Is Hepatitis C Contagious?
    Is hepatitis C contagious? Yes, hepatitis C is contagious; it is most often spread through contact with infected blood. This eMedTV resource explains how hepatitis C is contagious and gives tips to avoid spreading the virus that causes the disease.
  • Is Treatment for Hepatitis C Successful?
    As this eMedTV page explains, in general, hepatitis C treatment is successful in removing the virus from the bloodstream. However, this is not true for everyone, and it depends on several factors, one of which is how well you follow your treatment plan.
  • Keeping Your Appointments (Combination Therapy)
    This interactive video explains the importance of keeping your follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider.
  • Late Symptoms of Hepatitis C
    When the liver becomes badly damaged with cirrhosis and liver failure occurs, late symptoms of hepatitis C may develop. This eMedTV article covers the late symptoms of hepatitis C, such as slowed mental function, intestinal bleeding, and itchy skin.
  • Liver Biopsy
    This multimedia segment explains in detail what a liver biopsy is and how it is performed.
  • Make It a Daily Routine (Combination Therapy)
    This video clip offers helpful tips on setting up a routine for taking your medicine.
  • Make It a Daily Routine (Combination Therapy)
    This video clip offers helpful tips on setting up a routine for taking your medicine.
  • Medical Conditions That Can Affect Combination Therapy Treatment
    This clip explains how combination therapy can worsen certain medical conditions.
  • Medications Used (Combination Therapy)
    This video describes some of the medications used to treat hepatitis C.
  • Milk Thistle and Hep C
    Due to its potential benefit to the liver, milk thistle is sometimes taken by people with hepatitis C. As this eMedTV article explains, scientists are still awaiting clear-cut evidence of its effectiveness.
  • Milk Thistle and Hepatitis C
    Some people augment their treatment for hepatitis C with milk thistle -- a plant from the aster family. This eMedTV Web page discusses this practice in detail, including information about milk thistle's potential benefits and possible side effects.
  • Mood Swings-- Combination Therapy Side Effects
    This video explains that mood swings are a possible side effect of this treatment.
  • Nausea and Loss of Appetite With Combination Therapy
    Combination therapy for hepatitis C treatment may lead to nausea or loss of appetite. As this eMedTV page explains, feelings of nausea or appetite loss may also be caused by the hepatitis C virus itself. Smaller, more frequent meals may be helpful.
  • Nausea and Loss of Appetite-- Combination Therapy Side Effects
    This video explains that people who are being treated for hepatitis C may experience nausea and a loss of appetite.
  • Oral Sex and Hepatitis C
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, scientists do not believe that there is a relationship between oral sex and hepatitis C transmission. However, while these two things may not be linked, hepatitis C can be spread through sexual intercourse.
  • Other Combination Therapy Side Effects
    This interactive video discusses other possible side effects of combination therapy.
  • Overcoming Obstacles (Combination Therapy)
    This video describes a few of the more common reasons why people might not take their medicine as directed.
  • Pagasys
    Pegasys is a drug used to treat hepatitis C infections in adults and children, and hepatitis B in adults. This eMedTV page describes how this prescription drug works and explains what your doctor needs to know. Pagasys is a common misspelling of Pegasys.
  • Peg- Intron Combination Therapy -- An Introduction
    This video provides an introduction to combination therapy for treating hepatitis C.
  • Peg-Intron Combination Therapy -- Final Thoughts
    This video provides an overview of hepatitis C and combination therapy.
  • Pegases
    Pegasys helps treat hepatitis B and C infections in adults and children. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at this prescription drug, including specific uses and dosing tips on using the injections. Pegases is a common misspelling of Pegasys.
  • Pegasis
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, people who have chronic hepatitis B or C infections may benefit from Pegasys. This article covers some dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and safety precautions. Pegasis is a common misspelling of Pegasys.
  • Pegasys
    Pegasys is a medicine prescribed to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at this medication, with detailed information on how the drug is given, possible side effects, how it works, and more.
  • Pegasys Administration
    Available by prescription, Pegasys is an injectable drug used to treat hepatitis B and C infections. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at administration techniques for using Pegasys injections and offers a link to more dosing instructions.
  • Pegasys and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, it is unknown whether it is safe to use Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) while breastfeeding. This page explores the likelihood of Pegasys passing through breast milk and what the manufacturer of the drug recommends.
  • Pegasys and Pregnancy
    Women who are pregnant may not be able to use Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a). This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at the research that has been done on this topic, including details on why using Pegasys during pregnancy might cause miscarriages.
  • Pegasys Dosage
    When using Pegasys, the dosing guidelines will depend on various factors, such as your age and weight. This eMedTV segment describes how to use Pegasys injections to treat hepatitis B or C infections, including tips on how to use the medicine properly.
  • Pegasys Dosing
    The recommended Pegasys dosing guidelines will vary, depending on age, weight, and other factors. This eMedTV Web selection provides a brief look at how this drug is given and provides a link to more details on what to expect during treatment.
  • Pegasys Drug Information
    Available by prescription, Pegasys is used for treating chronic hepatitis B and C infections. This eMedTV page offers more drug information on Pegasys, including side effects, dosing tips, and safety precautions.
  • Pegasys Drug Interactions
    Methadone, theophylline, and various other drugs may cause negative interactions with Pegasys. This eMedTV resource examines some of the many other products that can interfere with Pegasys and explains how to avoid potentially serious complications.
  • Pegasys Hepatitis C
    This eMedTV resource explains how Pegasys works for hepatitis C treatment, including details on how the drug can help activate the body to more effectively fight off the infection. This page also covers some dosing tips and offers a link to more details.
  • Pegasys Overdose
    This eMedTV article explains that it is possible to overdose on Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a). This page describes what to do if you use too much of this drug and explains how a healthcare provider might treat any symptoms that occur.
  • Pegasys Side Effects
    Potential Pegasys side effects may include joint pain, nausea, and fatigue. This eMedTV article contains a detailed list of other possible reactions to this medication, including serious side effects that should be reported to a doctor immediately.
  • Pegasys Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Pegasys is used to treat chronic hepatitis B and C infections. This resource takes a closer look at how this prescription drug works, whether it is safe for children, and possible unapproved reasons to use the drug.
  • Pegasys Warnings and Precautions
    People with severe liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, or other problems may not be able to use Pegasys. This eMedTV page offers more warnings and precautions for Pegasys, with details on how this drug may cause infections or other serious complications.
  • Peginterferon and the Injection Kit
    As this interactive video illustrates, Peginterferon is given by injection.
  • Peginterferon Self-Injection -- A Summary
    This clip explains how diligently following your treatment plan increases your chance of a successful treatment.
  • Peginterferon Self-Injection -- An Introduction
    This video clip contains information to help you as you begin your treatment process.
  • PegIntron
    Available by prescription, PegIntron is a drug used to treat hepatitis C. This selection from the eMedTV Web library features a detailed overview of this medicine, including how it works, dosing instructions, and possible side effects.
  • PegIntron and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV segment explains, it is not known whether PegIntron passes through human breast milk. This page discusses the possible risks of using PegIntron while breastfeeding, and explains what the manufacturer of the drug recommends in these cases.
  • PegIntron and Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant, PegIntron may not be safe to use. This page of the eMedTV Web site examines the research that has been done on this medicine, including whether it increases the risk for miscarriages and what your doctor may recommend.
  • PegIntron Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, PegIntron is injected just under the skin. This article examines specific PegIntron dosing guidelines and explains how your healthcare provider will determine an appropriate dosage.
  • PegIntron Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web page offers information on PegIntron, a prescription drug used to treat hepatitis C. This article gives a brief overview of who can use this drug, how it works, and what your doctor needs to know. A link to more details is also included.
  • PegIntron Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV resource describes the drug interactions that may occur if PegIntron is combined with methadone, telbivudine, or certain other medications. This article lists other products that may cause problems and explains what your doctor may recommend.
  • PegIntron Overdose
    This eMedTV segment explains that it is possible to overdose on PegIntron. This page describes what to do if you or someone else uses too much of this drug. An explanation of potential reactions and possible treatment options is also discussed.
  • PegIntron Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, some of the commonly reported side effects of PegIntron may include fever, nausea, and headaches. This article features a detailed list of other possible reactions, including those that are potentially dangerous.
  • PegIntron Uses
    If you have chronic hepatitis C, your healthcare provider may prescribe PegIntron. This eMedTV Web selection examines what causes hepatitis C and how this medicine may help fight the virus. A discussion of off-label uses for PegIntron is also provided.
  • PegIntron Warnings and Precautions
    If you have a history of depression, talk to your healthcare provider before using PegIntron. This eMedTV segment examines important precautions and safety warnings for PegIntron, including details on why this drug may not be safe for some people.
  • Pegisis
    Pegasys is a drug used to treat hepatitis B or hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV article describes specific uses of this prescription drug, covers some dosing information, and lists side effects. Pegisis is a common misspelling of Pegasys.
  • Pegisys
    Pegasys is a drug licensed to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV Web selection offers a brief overview of specific uses for this prescription drug and provides a link to more details. Pegisys is a common misspelling of Pegasys.
  • Pegylated Interferon (Combination Therapy)
    This clip explains how pegylated interferon is made and describes the effects of the drug.
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