8 Common Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects and How to Manage Them


Denise Mann, MS

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Thanks to an influx of effective antiviral therapies, hepatitis C treatment looks a lot different today than it did just a few years ago. This contagious liver disease is considered curable as long as you stay your treatment course. That said, all medications do have some side effects. Knowing how to manage any issues that arise along the way can help you treat and beat hepatitis C.

Most of the side effects mentioned here can occur with both older and newer hepatitis C treatments. They do, however, tend to differ in terms of degree, with the newer therapies being less likely to cause severe side effects. Make sure your doctor knows about all of your medications. Hepatitis C medications can adversely interact with many other medications. In addition, some hepatitis C side effects can be related to the symptoms of disease as well as the medications used to treat it.

In the last few years, a lot has changed in the way we treat hepatitis C. Do you know all the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 23, 2015