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Can you drink if you hepatitis C?

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Because hepatitis C is a liver disease, you want to avoid anything that puts more stress on your liver, like alcohol. Some people with the virus might be able to drink a little, but no one knows for sure if there's a safe amount for everyone with the disease. The safest bet is to cut booze out completely. Talk to your doctor if you need help to stop.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs : "Is it safe to take aspirin or Tylenol if I have Hepatitis C?" "Alcohol and Hepatitis: What you can do," "Can you pass Hepatitis C to a sex partner?"

UptoDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

VA Hepatitis C Resource Centers: "Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients."

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis C."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs : "Is it safe to take aspirin or Tylenol if I have Hepatitis C?" "Alcohol and Hepatitis: What you can do," "Can you pass Hepatitis C to a sex partner?"

UptoDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

VA Hepatitis C Resource Centers: "Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients."

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis C."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

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