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ribavirin early?

I plan on starting Pegasys next month. My question is that would it be OK to start the ribavirin in low doses now so my body has time to get used to the 1000mg required when I start the Peg? I have already recieved my first month of meds.Thanks.
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Go to the Pegasys website. They state not to take the copegus alone. Good Luck to you starting tx.
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I know the web site says not to, but to me it only makes sense that it would ease the initial side effects. Anyone know why they don't want you to start the ribavirin alone?
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mr dr told to not to take riba alone to
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Hi there,
you know, that seems perfectly logical to me on one hand, but I think the reason they say not to od that is for reasons TNHepGuy mentioned in his post.  I think it is out of fear that you will become resistant to the riba before it has had the chance to work at its best in conjunction with the peg.  Someone else may have more info. on the subject, but that is my best guess!  Thanks for posting this question.
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AN excellent link.  I did not think my doctor gave me enough info on Ribaviron.  This helps alot.
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