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What are the side effects? 

The drugs used to treat hepatitis C can have a number of side effects that can be significant. However, these may not affect everyone in the same way or to the same degree.

The most common side effects are tiredness, headaches, aches and pains and nausea. Other side effects may include anaemia, depression, itching and skin rashes.

The side effects are usually worse at the beginning of the treatment. They should become less severe as the patient’s body becomes used to the drugs.