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Pegihep 100mcg Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Pegihep 100mcg Injection is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Pegihep 100mcg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness,  insomnia, vomiting, and nausea. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Hence, inform your doctor if you notice fever, chills, rash, trouble breathing, unusual bleeding or bruising, and dark-colored urine. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with thyroid function, liver function, kidney function, and serum electrolyte levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have liver, or kidney problems or have mental illness. You must inform your doctor if you notice mood changes, depression, vision changes, and suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Pegihep Injection

  • Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

Benefits of Pegihep Injection

In Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

Pegihep 100mcg Injection helps control the infection and makes the immune system work better. This lowers your chances of getting complications and improves your quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. It is not a cure and should neither be used to prevent HCV infection. It is important that you take this medicine as prescribed, following the dosage recommended by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of the medicine.

Side effects of Pegihep Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pegihep

  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Impaired concentration
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Sore throat
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Viral infection
  • Vomiting

How to use Pegihep Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Pegihep Injection works

Pegihep 100mcg Injection modulates the body's immune system.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pegihep 100mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pegihep 100mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pegihep 100mcg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Pegihep 100mcg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Patients may develop dizziness, confusion, somnolence, and fatigue while on Pegihep 100mcg Injection and should be cautioned to avoid driving.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Pegihep 100mcg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Pegihep 100mcg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pegihep Injection?

If you miss a dose of Pegihep 100mcg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Pegihep 100mcg Injection helps treat chronic hepatitis C in adults.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and 4 months after stopping the treatment.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells, liver and thyroid function, and lipid levels during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your behavior, mood or vision.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Interferons
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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How to treatment of HEPATITIS C VIRUS
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-liv.-52-ds-tablet-otc135545One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsUse this medicine along with your treatment
I am affected from hepatitis c virus diagnosed with confirmed genotype. Meanwhile i am pregnant will hepatitis virus pass on my baby. Or i should abort
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Surgical Gastroenterology
Your reports are of february with no ongoin liver damage. You havnt got the quantitative analysis. Most probably you wont need to abort. But be in constant follow up of good gastroenterologist near you.
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