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Can depression come from copegus (ribavirin)?
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes
Copegus (ribavirin) is usually given with Pegasys (peg interferon) to treat tough illness, and they are tough meds with tough side effects, but they often work.
Depression doesoccur during treatment, usually more the chemical kind which responds better to medicine. I've seen a couple of people going through interferon treatment (older varieties; both did well with wellbutrin, (bupropion) but ask your own doc.

In brief: Yes
Copegus (ribavirin) is usually given with Pegasys (peg interferon) to treat tough illness, and they are tough meds with tough side effects, but they often work.
Depression doesoccur during treatment, usually more the chemical kind which responds better to medicine. I've seen a couple of people going through interferon treatment (older varieties; both did well with wellbutrin, (bupropion) but ask your own doc.
Dr. Donald Haupt
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