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Hepatitis C and Multiple Sclerosis

I have a patient who has Hepatitis C and also multiple sclerosis and his physician wants him to be started on treatment with long acting interferon alfa 2b and Ribavirin based on patient's weight.  Are there any contraindications to treating this patient?  As a nurse what side-effects should I tell the  patient to watch for other that the usual ones that are well documented?  I would appreciate any information you could give me on this issue.  Many thanks.
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This is a patient-to-patient forum and should not dispense medical advice. My understanding is that interferon is prescribed for MS so the dr should be familiar with those sx. Don't know any specific sx due to MS, but there are several guides to tx that I have seen. Try http://janis7hepc.com/ for a start.
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