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Study Says Marijuana Aids Hepatitis C Therapy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 September 2006
Active Image Ever known anybody undergoing hepatitis C therapy? It’s brutal. Side effects of the months long drug therapy include but aren’t limited to, nausea, extreme fatigue, muscle aches and pains, loss of appetite and depression.

Many people just can’t take it and give up the treatment altogether, leaving the virus to destroy their livers. A new study has come out demonstrating that marijuana may be the ingredient needed to keep people on their drugs.

After six months of treatment 86% of the patients who used marijuana completed their therapy, compared to 59% of the non-users. What’s more, 54% of those who used marijuana had no sign of the virus six months after treatment, compared to only 18% for those who did not use marijuana. For some first hand accounts of how medical marijuana helps Texas patients deal with hepatitis C look at TMM’s patients’ profiles and scroll down to Patients with HIV/Hepatitis C.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 September 2006 )
 
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