The antiviral medications can have side effects that include fatigue, fever, chills, depression, weight loss, rash and anemia. It is important that the treatment is never changed or stopped without speaking to their doctor or pharmacist.
Many people with Hepatitis C do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected. Even though a person has no symptoms, the virus can still be detected in the blood.
Some people have symptoms that appear while they have acute hepatitis C and will see symptoms from 2 to 6 months after exposer. While other people have symptoms that appear after they have chronic hepatitis C and can take up to 30 years to develop. When symptoms do appear they are often signs of advanced liver disease.
Symptoms for both acute and chronic hepatitis C can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, grey-colored stools, joint pain, and jaundice.