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FAQ: Do interferon and ribavirin cause depression?

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Q: Do interferon and ribavirin cause depression?

One third of patients may become clinically depressed during their treatment with interferon. The reason is unknown. A dose reduction or the use of antidepressant medication can help.It is usually interferon which causes the side effect of depression but not ribavirin.