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    Hepatitis C and Incivek
    learnitforcliff posted:
    I have been on this site before but have a new question. My husband has been on Incivek along with the other 2 meds for 2 months. He has his good days and sometimes very bad days. He was at the dr. Friday & again was told he is extremely anemic because of the Incivek (he was anemic prior to starting this med). He always feels miserable on Saturdays because he administers his PegIntron shot on Friday nights. This time seems worse than others and he is very weak, can barely sit up and I am force feeding him his 20 grams of fat. Has anyone out there ever experienced this worsening of the condition while still on Incivek? (His viral load was over 200,000 but has stayed at 0 since he started this med). Any advice would be so very helpful. Thank you.
    Melissa Palmer, MD responded:
    Standard of care woulb be to dose reduce ribavirin to 600 mg/day. Incivek should not be dose reduced, but once he is done with month 3 of triple therapy, Incivek will be permanently discontinued, so his blood counts will go up. Procrit can also be used at the discretion of his physician. A small percentage of patients require a blood transfusion during therapy.

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