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FAQ: How many people on interferon quit treatment early?

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Q: How many people on interferon quit treatment early?

Generally around 10% of patients drop out due to difficulty coping with side effects. A reduction in medication dose may reduce side effects. This may also decrease the chances of getting rid of the virus. Patients also stop treatment if it doesn't seem to be working.