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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of interferon alfa-2b injection.

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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
1/24/2014 3:05:11 PM

Reviewer: daveh54, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was treated back in 2002 for Hep-C. It was with a another drug for 8-9 months. It was very hard on me. I was sick most of the time and could not see my kids on some weekend. I am Type 4 and stage 4 now, as it did not work. Now my Doctor wants me to go on the latest Genotype 4 treatment and I believe this is one of the drugs again.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/28/2013 10:48:26 AM

Reviewer: Sad, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started interferon & rabiveron in 2001. I was on the study program at the time a took the injection & 4pills per day for 48 weeks. Yes, it cleared the Hep C, but since then it's been downhill since. I've had/ have every possible side effect listed. My heart, ended up pacemaker/defibrillator, eye surgery in both eyes & still have blurred vision, lost bone in upper teeth area ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/19/2013 9:19:38 PM

Reviewer: Sidetracked, on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm on A 48 week treatment. Just finished 12 weeks of Incevick. still have about 30 more weeks of Interferon and Ribaviron. I feel Better but it has ruined my life. very depressed, get unbelievable angry. My kids, wife tell me I am the biggest ass hole they have ever known. my muscle mass has melted. Fat and loose skin replaced it. No more abs, feel like I have to keep covered up. Hair has ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
8/1/2013 9:54:05 PM

Reviewer: sywigt, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was diagnoised with Hep C (G1)in 2005 and started a 48 wk treatment within 4 months. I took Riboviron and Interferon as well as numerous drugs for the treatment of side affects of the medications. I am now 7 years in remission. The treatment was horrific for me and every week when I saw my doctor I wanted to quit. I'm so thankful for his encouragement to continue the treatment.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
5/15/2013 7:48:03 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Got virus from blood transfusion in 1990. took ribavarin daily and interferon weekly for 48 weeks. Put me in the hospital twice due to stomach issues and servere dehydration. Caused loss of hair, loss of appetitie,loss of libdo, extreme weight loss, depression, along with other flu-like symptoms. Has been two years and tests still come back negative. However have not been able to get back to norma ... Show Full Comment

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