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effects of drugs while on hep c treatment
Jun 28, 2009

how do painkillers and alcohol effect hep c treatment?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I can't comment on "pain killers" since this is a broad term. I use NSAIDS and acetominophen (for example, Motrin and Tylenol) to treat joint aches and discomfort while my patients are on interferon which works very well. As for alcohol, I advise no use since alcohol is an immunosuppressant and will work against the the very outcome you are hoping for. Also alcohol can increase HCV virus replication.

i dont know if i need to treat
mild hapatomegaly

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