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What should I avoid while taking Copegus?


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Avoid the following during Copegus treatment:

  • Do not get pregnant. If you or your sexual partner get pregnant during treatment with Copegus or in the 6 months after treatment ends, tell your health care provider right away. Talk with your health care provider about birth control methods and how to avoid pregnancy. You must use extreme care to avoid pregnancy during and for 6 months after treatment in female and male patients.
  • Do not take Copegus alone to treat your hepatitis C virus infection. Copegus should be used in combination with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infections.
  • Do not breast feed. Copegus may pass through your milk and may harm your baby.
  • Do not drink alcohol, including beer, wine, and liquor. This may make your liver disease worse.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery if Copegus makes you feel tired, dizzy or confused.
  • Do not take other medicines unless your health care provider knows about them. Take only medicines prescribed or approved by your health care provider. These include prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements. Talk to your health care provider before starting any new medicine.

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