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do interferon and ribavirin cause weight changes?

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Dr. Chad Morse
25 years experience Hepatology
Usually weight loss: Most people lose weight while on combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C because of flu-like or gi-related side effects. Interferon can interfere with thyroid function which can be associated with weight gain.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It most definitely can and typically does.
Answered on Mar 9, 2013

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