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Costa Mesa, CA
A 55-year-old male asked:

What new drugs are their for hep c?

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 17 years experience
New Hep C drugs: There are 2 new (just over 1 year on the market) drugs known as protease inhibitors. Victrelis (boceprevir) is one and Incivek is the other. These are only approved for treatment of genotype 1 and either must still be used in conjunction with pegalated interferon and ribavirin. There is a 2nd gen protease inhibitor and a polymerase inhibitor currently in development.
Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Lots in development: The field of treatment in hepatitis c is moving as fast as any other time in medical history. The website natap.Org covers all the latest conferences and publications and has great summaries of clinical trial data. By the end of this year , most patients with genotype 2 hcv will likely be able to be cured with two types of pills taken for 12 weeks for example. Genotype 1 will have other options.

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Is there something I can do to slow the progression of hep c from drug use?

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