|No Side Effects from Peg-IFN/Ribavirin
Mar 17, 2008
Hi, I have HCV, genotype 2b, stage 2 fibrosis. I just started my peg-IFN/ribavirin treatment last Tuesday night and since then have felt no side effects at all. Is this normal?
thank you for any answer you can provide.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I wouldn't say it is the rule, but I have certainly had patients who have had few side effects. I have also had some patients who couldn't complete therapy. However, most patients fall right in the middle - they have side effects, but they are tolerable for a defined period of time.
In you, the maximum amount of time needed will be about six months.
Hope your lack of symptoms continues and that you get a great result. Genotype 2 is a great one to have.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Is The Chance That You Have Herpes If You Have Never Had An Outbreak?
- What Does Gonorrhea Discharge Look Like?
- What Does Bacterial Vaginosis Look Like?
- What Doctor Treats Hpv In Men?
- What Can I Use Over The Counter To Treat Bacterial Vaginosis?
- Syphilis Chancre Sores And Tea Tree Oil
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.