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Am J Gastroenterol. 1993 May;88(5):760-1.

Fluoxetine treatment of depression caused by interferon-alpha.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.


Interferon-alpha is the only approved and effective treatment for hepatitis C. Psychiatric side effects are common and have frequently required a decrease in dose or discontinuation of therapy. We here report a case of interferon-alpha-induced depression in a 40-yr-old man with hepatitis C successfully treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine, which allowed completion of interferon treatment.

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