A 40-year-old member asked:

Do interferon and ribavirin cause weight changes?

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Dr. Chad Morse
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
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.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Yes: It most definitely can and typically does.
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