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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Pegasys, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 25% 50% 25% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 50% 25% 25% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Breathing 25% 0% 50% 25% 0%
Confidence 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 25% 25% 25% 25% 0%
Energy 25% 50% 25% 0% 0%
Eyesight 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 50% 25% 25% 0%
Pain 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Patience 25% 25% 25% 25% 0%
Sexual Health 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 75% 25% 0% 0%
Stress Level 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
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Commonly Reported Pegasys Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0% 0%
Back Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Bruising 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Crying / Sadness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 25% 0% 50% 0% 25%
Fever 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Insomnia 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Pegasys Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Depression 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Diarrhea 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Dry Eyes 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Heartburn 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Itching 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Joint Swelling 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Nervousness 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
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Episodes since taking Pegasys
Since taking Pegasys Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Hospitalization 6.7%
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User Comments about Pegasys
07 Aug 2012 I've just started taking PEGASYS inections, and its co-helper drug, ribufurin pills. Just for grins, let me tell you that, a six-weeks' supply of these pills and injections-- before insurance--- cost $2000.00 Pocket change, hm? My co-pay came to $240.00, which, on my reduced income, is still a hefty li'l chunk o' change. I was told to expect flu-like symptoms, but only on-or-about the one day a week that I injected PEGASYS. That has indeed proved true: On the day after I injected PEGASYS, i developed a mild nausea, a kind of "clouded" psyche, skin very tender and achy to the touch, all over, a "lump" in my throat, and a severe sense of the chills. The A/C setting which usually feels right for me in summertime has suddenly seemed FREEZING, and several times I've literally needed to crawl under blankets to warm up. The first night I also awakened at 3am in a mild night-sweat... clammy skin. Yet, three days after the injection, I have not felt anything out-of-the-ordinary, except possibly a reduction in my (usually hearty) appetite.
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30 Dec 2010 too many side effects scary drug to mess with!
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19 Jan 2010 Has to stop taking it after 6 months (dr suggested 1-1/2 years) I had so many side effects I thought I'd die!!
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15 Sep 2009 Less side effects than regular INF
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