Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment
Nov 12, 2007
Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to depression.
The good news is that genotype 2 is easy to treat.
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