• hep c treatment guidelines

    Hep C Treatment Guidelines

    Initial treatments of an HCV infection for patients that have chronic hepatitis C include interferon, ribavirin, peginterferon, or any HCV direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agent. Any of these treatments could be investigational, experimental, or US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. The amount of evidence available to help inform the public of the best regimen for each individual patient and the dosage recommendations vary. Also, recommendations are given by physicians for those who may be in a different group (genotype). According to Hep C Treatment Guidelines:...
  • hep c specialist

    Hep C Specialist

    Hep C is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver and can be divided into six different genotypes from one through six. A hep C specialist, including a hepatologist or gastroenterologist, can help with the treatment of the virus.  A gastroenterologist specializes in the digestive system, including the liver, intestines, gallbladder, and pancreas. On the other hand, a hepatologist specializes specifically in the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder; hepatology is a sub-specialty of gastroenterology. How to Choose a Hep C Specialist You can choose to go see...
  • living hep c

    Living Hep C

    Learning that you have hepatitis C may come as a shock at first. Like a lot of people that find out, you may have thought you weren’t at risk for the disease. It is entirely normal to be stunned and have a ton of questions when first given the initial diagnosis. You’re probably now wondering – what next? Find out how to get the proper support you need to help treat this disease and where to seek medical advice below. Doctor When you have...
  • New Treatment for Hep C Genotype 1

    New Treatment for Hep C Genotype 1

    Hepatitis C (Hep C) can be divided into different genotypes and the type of genotype that you have will depend on the treatment that you are able to receive. Hep C genotype 1 is one of the common forms of the hep C virus. New treatments for the hep C genotype 1 will also have different treatment lengths. New Treatment for Hep C Genotype 1 Options Daklinza (daclatasvir) with Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) For this treatment, 60 milligrams of Daklinza should be taken with 400 milligrams...
  • Hep C Medication

    Hep C Medication

    There are several different medications available to help treat the hepatitis C (Hep C) virus. The hep C medication used will depend on what type of hep C genotype you have, which can be either genotype one, two, three, four, five, or six. Types of Hep C Medication The most common drugs that are currently used to treat hep C are known as direct-acting antiviral drugs. These types of medications will target the hep C virus and are available as oral pills. Some examples of these are...
  • medication to treat hep c

    Medication to Treat Hep C

    Hepatitis is caused by many things, but at the end of the day, hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by viral infections, as well as medications and alcohol. If, however, you have Hepatitis C, this means your liver is inflamed due to an infection started by the hep C virus. If you’re looking for medication to treat hep c, you’ve come to the right place. Below are 3 types of medication, all of which help to treat Hepatitis C. Medication...
  • Chronic Hep C Treatment

    Chronic Hep C Treatment

    Treatments to help with the hepatitis C (Hep C) virus will depend on the genotype of hep C that you have. There are six different genotypes of hep C, from one to six. Currently, chronic hep C treatment is usually made from direct-acting antiviral drugs, which can either be taken on their own or in combination with another drug. These can be found in the form of pills or injections. Chronic Hep C Treatment These drugs tend to have fewer side effects than other...
  • Glecaprevir Hep C Treatments

    Glecaprevir Hep C Treatments

    One form of treatment for the hepatitis C (Hep C) virus is a combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir, also known as Mavyret. Glecaprevir hep C treatments were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017 for the virus genotypes one to six in adults. Patients with kidney disease, those with mild cirrhosis, and patients without liver disease are able to use this treatment. Glecaprevir Hep C Treatments This glecaprevir treatment is the first treatment that is meant for all hep C patients...
  • living with hep c

    Living with Hep C

    Living with hep C can be tough. While there is medication, some have to deal with living with hep C in other ways. In fact, hep C treatment doesn’t always rid the disease from your body, so individuals have to know other ways to cope with the condition. Living with Hep C The most important thing that an individual can do is to make positive changes to their lifestyle. This is crucial, as positive lifestyle changes will not only help protect the liver of...
  • Hep C Treatment Medication

    With the approval of new Hepatitis C treatments by the FDA into the market, there have been mixed reactions as to whether it is best for sick patients. With the price being the main reason for complaints, the new drugs are more welcomed as they have made the treatment faster and more effective for ailing patients. However with the introduction, as expected are new pros and cons of new Hepatitis C treatments that have not been experienced before. Harvoni Harvoni is a combined drug...