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What are common side effects of interferon therapy?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Mark Mattar
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Mattar
Dr. Mark Mattar
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