What about side effects?
DAAs have very few side effects. When reported, these have generally been mild and rarely involved stopping treatment.
However, your doctor needs to know about any new symptoms so that these can be checked and managed.
Side effects from ribavirin include anaemia, and feeling tired, irritable and nauseous.
Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) causes more difficult side effects.
- Old HCV drugs: peg interferon and ribavirin
- Side effects with old HCV treatment: peg interferon and ribavirin
Last updated: 17 August 2017.