Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
hi all
i am new here from pakistan.....hubby is recently diagnosed with hepc,,,,,,,,,,starting interferons soon


i want to ask that will hubby has to avoid oily foods and too mush sweet foods during treatment or there will be no restriction of that.....................waiting for replies
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
3230925 tn?1397615965
High coffee intake associated with better HCV treatment response

Drinking three or more cups of coffee per day was associated with an improved virologic response to peginterferon/ribavirin treatment in patients with hepatitis C virus infection, according to findings from the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment against Cirrhosis Trial.

http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/gastrointestinal-infections/news/print/infectious-disease-news/%7B7b914c41-2e02-4129-8f03-067cc04718f2%7D/high-coffee-intake-associated-with-better-hcv-treatment-response

Vitamin D Increases Sustained Response to Interferon-based Therapy for Hepatitis C, May Improve Liver Fibrosis

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2010_conference/easl/docs/0518_2010_b.html


A food your  husband might want to stay away from while on treatment is grapefruit,it is known to interact with a long list of medication.

Best of wishes to you and your husband.

Dannyboi7
Helpful - 0
1840891 tn?1431547793
Welcome to the forum! If he is on triple tx, with Incivek for the first 12 weeks, he will actually be forced to eat a very high fat diet during that stage (20 mg of fat within 30 minutes prior to pill), as that medication is carried and absorbed via fat. Other than that one drug there are no real dietary restrictions except eating enough and including some fats for better absorption of the ribavirin. Most people lose their appetite and lose some weight while on interferon and ribavirin. I gained 6 pounds during the high-fat Incivek phase, then lost 25 pounds during the latter phase of only interferon and ribavirin (in spite of eating whatever I wished). We can better tailor answers when the questions include more details, so please excuse me if some of this is not relevant. Good luck to you and your husband!
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
He can eat whatever he can during treatment. He should eat some fatty foods with the tablets.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hepatitis C Community

Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473358451
DC
683231 tn?1467323017
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Popular Resources
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?