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Does anyone know about the ingredients in pegatron?

I do know that peg stands for polyethelene glycol which in laymens terms is antifreeze. I asked my hep c dr. about this and he told me that is true but its only a very small amt. It only takes a sml. amt. to kill a cat or a dog so how about a virus? How about our bodies?  Does anyone know the rest of the cocktail in terms that we can understand.
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87972 tn?1322661239
No, *ethylene* glycol is the antifreeze component; polyethylene glycol is used in toothpastes and laxatives, as well as a pharmaceutical additive;

“Polyethylene glycol has a low toxicity and is used in a variety of products”:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene_glycol

Bill
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We've had the whole anti-freeze debate before.
The glycol peg breaks down slowly releasing the interferon on a time control.
Pegylated interferon and ant-freeze have another ingredient in common -water.
If you don't like the sound of it don't take it and take the consequences.
Interferon itself does not kill virus it activates your own t-cells which seek and destroy infected cells in your body.
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It's basically the same type of Interferon that is used in the Intron-A, except it's been 'pegylated' into a longer acting form of it.  I used to take Intron-A way back in the old days before the Pegs came into being.

Susan400
824185 tn?1257295273
. Wish my doc would have explained it better. I'm new to the site  HCA so didn't see the previous discussion on this before. Thanks for clearing this up.
87972 tn?1322661239
Welcome to the discussion group!
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How do you make anti-freeze???

Take away her underwear
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