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After Effects Of Hep C Treatment

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effects of drugs while on hep c treatment

how do painkillers and alcohol effect hep c treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
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... Read more »

hep c treatment side effects

I had a liver transplant 10 yrs ago. I'm a 55 yo female. I am currently taking peg intron,... Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect,... Read more »
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Immune Gene May Help Predict Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Therapy

...type (no gene from either parent) were associated with poorer outcomes. Other factors that influenced treatment outcomes were hepatitis C viral load, ethnicity, liver fibrosis and fasting blood sugar. This gene will also have to be studied in all... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Sterile Injecting Equipment Provision in Preventing Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users: A Review of Reviews

...evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV among injecting drug users. Among the interventions assessed: needle and syringe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of a Hepatitis C Virus Educational Intervention or a Motivational Intervention on Alcohol Use, Injection Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users

...examined at six and 12 months after enrollment. In multiple logistic regression analyses adjusted for baseline alcohol use and hepatitis C virus status, participants assigned to the motivational intervention were found to be significantly less... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Info on Pegasys

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »