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Interferons (IFNs) are a class of natural proteins produced by the cells of the immune systems of most animals in response to challenges by foreign agents such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and tumor cells. Interferons belong to the large class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 65% (407 Members) find Interferon helpful

Interferon Reviews

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didnt work waiting for new treatment
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Working, my early viral response was negative, no more VIRUS, but need to complete my treatment till december 2010 (48weeks) side effects are horrible
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The Interferon worked for me. It made me really sick but other than that I had no side effects.
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things tasted like plastic.
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On week 17
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Tiered, nausea, dizziness, forgetful, hair loss, skin and mouth sores, depression, insomnia
The new Dr. put him on this, had good reports, did good at first after 5-6 mo. it began to take its toll. Came off for Afinitor.
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Working / Worked
48 wks. went undectable after 2 mos, four mos after tx came back with a vengence
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I had to do it for 2 years but was lucky, my doc said there was only a 20% chance of it working. I was lucky for once in my life and was one of the 20%.
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  1. Discussion: interferon
    It's a HELLISH drug - think chemo - and there are newer retirements that are easier and work better. I am very surprised that any doc is recommending ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Interferon
    My fav one was the lady (Karmah?) who pointed out that Interferon causes teeth loss! I have one crown, that still has to be 'redone" as the Pros... [More]
  3. Discussion: Interferon
    how come doctors never call interferon chemo? i never had a doc tell me it was chemo. its like they r scared to tell that to hep Cs. when i was sick a... [More]
  4. Discussion: Interferon
    I no the saying if u have nothing good to say..keep ure mouth shut....but i cant say nothing good..not even svr...both txs almost killed me...esp last... [More]
  5. Discussion: Interferon
    I do hear a lot about the negative side effects of Interferon. Has anybody had any positive side effects, from having taken Interferon. Are you gett... [More]