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What happens when you consume alcohol during interferon treatment?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Interferes

Although the combination of alcohol and interferon does not make you sick directly, nih studies have shown that alcohol causes hepatits c virus to replicate more quickly, and seems to block the effects of interferon on the virus.
If you are taking interferon for hep c....Absolutely no alcohol!

In brief: Interferes

Although the combination of alcohol and interferon does not make you sick directly, nih studies have shown that alcohol causes hepatits c virus to replicate more quickly, and seems to block the effects of interferon on the virus.
If you are taking interferon for hep c....Absolutely no alcohol!
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nothing unusual

Interferon is not a drug that has any specific interactions with alcohol.
However, as always, be careful not to consume alcohol in excess.

In brief: Nothing unusual

Interferon is not a drug that has any specific interactions with alcohol.
However, as always, be careful not to consume alcohol in excess.
Emily Lu
Emily Lu
Answer assisted by Emily Lu, Medical Student
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