Hepatitis C: An In-Depth Guide
About 40 to 60 percent of patients will experience headache ranging from mild to severe, but for most people it is a mild headache that comes and goes.
Headaches are a side effect of peg-interferon.
- Ask your doctor about painkillers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprofen). Carefully follow dosage directions because even over-the-counter medications can damage your liver if you use them too often.
Drink water frequently.
Avoid bright lights and loud noises by sitting or lying down in a quiet, darkened room.
Avoid dehydrating drinks such as alcohol or liquids with caffeine in them.
Put a damp, cool cloth on the back of your neck or forehead. Alternatively, you may find a warm compress works better for you.