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adverse effects of interferon?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tiredness, fatigue and depression. In addition, low grade fever and muscle aches may occur.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are common side effects of interferon therapy?

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Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Flu-like symptoms: The main side effects include fatigue and body aches. You should have regular blood tests to check for a possible low white blood count and other side effects.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are interferon and peg-interferon different?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
PEG interferone: Peg (pegylated) interferon is a long acting interferon, used to treat hepatitis b and c. Interferons are proteins released in the body in response to viral infections. Interferons are important for fighting viruses in the body, for regulating reproduction of cells, and for regulating the immune system.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

What are the side effects of interferon therapy?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Flu-like symptoms: Fever, chills, headache, malaise, myalgias, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, arthralgias are some of the common symptoms of inferferon therapy side effects.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is interferon?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Immune booster: Interferons are proteins released from host cells in response to the presence of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to allow for the defense against pathogens or tumors. It has been manufactured by recombinant dna technology and has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, infections and tumors.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is benefit of interferon?

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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 15 years experience
See below: Interferon-beta1a, when used in the treatment of relapsing-remitting MS has been show to reduce the annualized relapse frequency, reduce disease progression and improve quality of life.

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