for Veterans and the Public
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the side effects of treatment?
The most common side effects in patients treated for HCV include:
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills, nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, muscle aches and headaches.
- Mood problems such as trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiety, and depression.
- Skin problems such as loss of hair, dry, itchy, or irritated skin, and rash.
- Blood-related problems such as a low red blood cell count (anemia) or a low platelet count or a low white blood cell count.