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Interferon ineffective
Aug 8, 2008

I have been taking weekly shots of Interferon for approx. 5 months and have just learned that they are having no effect on my Hep C. I also have cirrhosis of the liver and the shots have at least stopped any furter liver deterioration. Are there any other drug options to treat the Hep C?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would also want to know that you are taking pegylated interferon with ribavirin since standard interferon alone is very ineffective. If you are not taking combination therapy, you will want to seek further advice regarding your care.

New drugs are in development, but I suspect it will be a few more years before we can prescribe them.

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