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Artesunate IV - what is the protocol ?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by SunMoonsStars, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. SunMoonsStars

    SunMoonsStars Senior Member

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    Is there documentation or history on the Dosing and scheduling of Artesunate in treatment for HHV-6 anywhere.
    I can’t find much information.

    Anyone had this treatment ?
    IV or IM
    How did it go for you ?

    Thanks much
     
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    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    Artesunate and artemisinin have been shown to be effective against herpes family viruses:

    https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/47/6/804/325924

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21843554/

    I tried IV artesunate once a week, for a few months, with the IV bag preceded by a bag of high dose vitamin C. I've seen this combo be quite effective 9n other patients, however it didn't work on me. I had HHV6, EBV, CMV, and HSV2, which may have been too great a viral load and I also had low IgG1 and IgG3. It took switching to Valcyte plus IVIG for me to make any headway.

    But perhaps you'll have better luck than I did.
     
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    SunMoonsStars Senior Member

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    Hi. Thank you. We have similiar viruses and issues. I keep seeing your name and reading posts you post.
    I am on ivig too and IV ART is an option but I felt won’t be strong enough ironically like you said.
    Valcyte will be tried first. One out of state doc is advising double high dosing for 6-8 weeks but local doc is deciding and talking to other doc and we will see what dose is what I’ll actuallu get.
    What was your Dosing and timing.schedule. ? I asked you same in other tread. Sorry.
     
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    Valcyte - 1.8g a day, two 450mg pills both morning and evening.

    Plus CBC and CMP every 3 weeks to monitor liver and kidneys. I've been on it 8 months and am fine. I also am on a nutrient protocol to support my liver function.
     
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    SunMoonsStars Senior Member

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    Thanks. Why do some say WBC tank. ? I know it's possible but one person said on 450 1xa day had to stop after two months. Are there certain people more at risk for that possible side effect ??
     

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