|HEP C-GENOTYPE 4-HELP
Apr 28, 2008
My brother has hep c, genotype 4 and he will start treatment next week with pegasys once a week and copegus 6 pills per day. How easy is treatment for genotype 4 and how long after the first shot the side effects go easier to a patient>
Thank you in advance for your time
Kind Regards Sophie
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Genotype 4 is a bit easier to treat than genotype 1 but not as easy as genotype 2 or 3 infections.
The flu like symptoms can dissipate after just a few weeks and not everyone gets them. However, other symptoms can endure for the entire treatment period, such as fatigue and loss of appetite. Your brother needs to be aware that the treatment can affect his mood so he should let his physician know if he is aware of depressive feelings or mood swings.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Pills Can You Take To Get Rid Of Bacterial Vaginosis Or A Yeast Infection?
- What Kind Of Doctor Should I See For Hpv?
- What Is The Percentage Of Teens That Have Had Chlamydia?
- What Happens When You Get Shingles In Your Eye?
- What Color Is Chlamydia Discharge?
- Risks Of Unprotected Sex With Inactive Herpes
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.