A 38-year-old member asked:
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how effective are interferon alfacon-1 injections for treating hepatitis c?

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Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Not Very: The interferons are not very effective for treatment hepatitis C. Depending on the type (genotype) of hepatitis C, the cure rate ranges from about 30% to 75% at best. There are now newer medications called Direct Acting Antivirals which are much more effective and have fewer side effects than the interferon medications.
Answered on May 18, 2016
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