I am on peginterferon-riba and my question is, will antibiotics for the possible ear infection , if given, adversely my peg-riba treatment? I am at week 8 to tx.
My ears itched for at least 10 months before tx. Strangely, when I began tx, the itching ear stopped for about the first 4 weeks.
I have had a trobbing ear ache for 2 days, outer ear is swollen. My ears began itching about 2 weeks ago & I self medicated & used qtips in attempt to relieve itching. will go to MD tomorrow or Urgent care.
Any info on itching ears during HCV tx would be greatly appreciated.
I was using Floxin ear drops and taking an antibiotic called SMZ-TMP for an ear infection when I started peg-riba treatment 6 weeks ago. Neither is listed in the drug interaction guides as being contra-indicated with the hep C drugs. However, I am under the impression that the SMZ-TMP made it even harder to stay hydrated than it is already on TX. Just had my first viral load test since starting TX today; I'll let you know if I flunked!
As always, just tell your Doctor what medications you are taking when he is going to prescribe something new for you. My GP carries a palm pilot in his lab coat that he looks up drug interactions on. Best of luck to you!
Thank you for the info. I will mention the Floxin and SMZ-TMP to the MD. That is great your MD carries the palm pilot to check out the interactions on the spot. I will definitely notice if my Doc is that efficient!
Very best wishes to you with your first viral load. I know it is difficult to wait for results. I don't think we flunk on the first! We have many more to go.
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