A 34-year-old member asked:
what are common side effects of interferon therapy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Mattar answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
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.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Jack Mutnick answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Interferon: Treatment-related side effects are nearly universal most common: fatigue (interferon and ribavirin) flulike symptoms: fever, headache, muscle ache (interferon and ribavirin) mild anxiety (interferon) skin rash (ribavirin) depression (interferon) gastrointestinal symptoms: nausea, diarrhea (interferon and ribavirin) monitoring for severe side effects (eg, marked anemia) is an important part of trea.
Answered on Mar 9, 2013
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