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Ribavirin

Hi my first time on here I am starting my peg-intron an ribavirin on saturday. When I take the 4 pills in the morning how are the sides? I am suppose to work?
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my sx are pretty doable, the most i get is brain fog in am after meds, then clears off... Iam overweight a bit, and the shot just gave me chills and sweats.. thats my experience.. I work on feet 8 hrs a day,alittle hard but when i get home iam real fatigued ready to get a small nap.. I just started last friday....Just think positive it will get better and trust in GOD!!! I thought i would never be able to do this but here iam LOL..
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Thanks!  I am going to take my First shot sat. night, do you think i will be able to work mon. morning?
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You mentioned taking "4 pills in the morning".

Do you know how many milligrams of ribavirin you are taking per day? Just about all of us split the pills into a morning and evening dose. Are you sure you aren't taking 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at night? How much do you weigh? Ribavirin should be dosed according to your weight.

-- Jim
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Hi I am almost 200lbs. It says I will be taking 1400mg daily 4 in the morning and 3 at night.  So its 200mg each one like I said i am starting all this sat. what do you think?
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"4 in morning and 3 at night" sounds right for your weight. Just make sure to take the ribavirin with food -- preferably a meal with a decent fat content. That will be kinder on your stomach and ribavirin absorbs better when taken with fat. That's  more important than taking the doses 12 hours apart. I took my ribavirin with breakfast and dinner.
Good luck with treatment.

-- Jim
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Thanks Jim! I know everyone is different but i take my first shot sat. how long before you can go back to work do you think?
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