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hepaties c
Oct 4, 2009

I would like to know all about hepaties what the side affects what is the fillings you fill do you fill sick to your stomach and have a feaver everday

Response from Dr. McGovern

There are multiple side effects of pegylated interferon and ribavirin and include, but are not limited to:

Flu like symptoms (which usually resolve after a few shots) Fatigue Poor appetite and weight loss Anemia and other hematologic abnormalities Mood disorders Headache Nausea

We give medications to help with the specific symptoms. We also recommend exercise to combat the fatigue.

It is also important to use two forms of birth control during treatment since ribavirin can affect fetal development adversely.

You will need to discuss the full set of side effects with your physician.

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