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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects from having interferon shots?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Pain: Local pain is the most common side effect.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Many: There are many side effects, including flu-like symptoms, anemias, mood changes such as depression, and others. This is why you need to be checked out by an experienced professional before and during treatment.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can one deal with the side effects of interferon?

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
See your doctor: Without knowing your specific symptoms, i would contact your doctor to help. Interferon has many side effects and the best way to deal with them is to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor who is treating you. They can prescribe medications that help with certain symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can ai treat the side effects from taking interferon?

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Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Hepatology 23 years experience
Symptomatic treatmen: Symptomatic treatment with pain medications, nsaids etc are options. Drinking plenty of water, gaitoraide etc to maintain hydration.

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