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What are the side effects of interferon?

Interferon has substantial side effects. These include flu-like symptoms, decreased blood counts, worsening of depression and, in people with advanced liver disease, a chance of making liver function worse leading to liver failure.

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Does interferon beta interact with any other medications?
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How effective is interferon beta?
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What should I know before beginning treatment with interferon beta?
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