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    Does taking the drug Ribavirin, in 1200mg concentration per day, risk to force a relapse of a previous case of leukemia?
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    johnnytherabbit posted:
    Does taking the drug Ribavirin, in 1200mg concentration per day, risk to force a relapse of a previous case of leukemia?

    Short history:

    Diagnosed with leukemia (AML) at age 1. Treated with chemotherapy by age 2. Never had any relapse, now aged 28.

    Contracted HCV during a blood transfusion when leukemia was present at age 1, now considering Harvoni + Ribavirin treatment for Hep C, but afraid that Ribavirin might force leukemia to come back with a vengeance, 27 years later.

    I've read that Ribavirin is actually being investigated to treat leukemia, but I'm unsure of the possible effects of using Ribavirin on a patient that doesn't currently have leukemia, but had it 26 years ago.

    There's also a history of leukemia in the 2nd degree branch of the family (uncle) at age 38, also treated successfully. Unsure of the treatment or type of leukemia or treatment followed.
     
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    vickietate responded:
    get off this drug. get on the pill if u can


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