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Lowering ribavirin dosage

Hi to everybody!
I was trying to find any studyies about lowering the ribavirin dosage and outcome of tx.. anyone has done some googleing about it???
Got great neews! got finaly my week 2 test; form 7.7 million units, to 1.1 million units!! ..when u can consider your self an early responder??
..i know, i'm such a winer.. i'm on my 6/48 week, and allready wining..
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not googled, but had these abstracts on file.
drofi

(A nice german paper about the mechanism of riba has been published recently:
http://tinyurl.com/2f6umh  )

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Improved sustained virological response (SVR) rates with higher, fixed doses of peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) (PEGASYS
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Wow, thanks for that artickle! i need a bit time to read that thrue!!
For now, my side-effects has been: dry mouth,throat, nose.....  brain fog... tiredness and fatique
So.. did i got it so wrong? on week 14?? i thought that it was a 1.45 log drop.. i thought that at week 6 i would go under..
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Well.. functionin ok i quess.. The thing that bothers me realy is the brain fog. Since i'm on my last year to finish a MA degree, and i would need to learn, focus and study... All the rest i would cope, at least untill now. What's your situation?
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Thanks! if i understood right, evr = und. at week 12,  high bodyweight negative factor, high dosage of ribavirin = improved chance for svr...  
..So, keep on with high dosage thru the 48 weeks (i'm a 1a) huh?
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mathematically on that slope you will hit UND around week 14. in reality it could do anything, but thats pretty good.
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Thats such great news! Good Luck!!
Im so happ yfor you. Have you been having alot of sides..or are you functioning.?

Thats a great drop!!!
Bonnie
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