Current and Future Medications for Hepatitis C (cont.)
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How do interferons work?
Interferons are virus-fighting proteins the body makes naturally in response to viral infections. Interferons also have other actions in the body and have been used to treat a variety of diseases, for example, leukemias, other types of cancers, and multiple sclerosis. They indirectly act to help the immune system fight hepatitis C.
Who should not use interferons?
Dosage Forms and Administration:
Drug or food interactions:
Peginterferon may increase theophylline levels in the blood.
Common side effects resemble flu symptoms and include
Periodic eye examinations are recommended.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/21/2016
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