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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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Are there any new drugs for treatment of hepatitis c?

Are there any new drugs for treatment of hepatitis c?

Yeah! 2 new ones: 2 new drugs, protease inhibitor-type drugs approved. Added to the standard interferon/ribavirin rx. Different dose schedules. Big help in improving response rates, even in prior relapsers and nonresponders to rx; might decrease duration of rx. More in the drug research pipeline. ...Read more

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If a person suffer from hepatitis C and hold his treatment , could he restart treatment with the new drug Sovaldi ?

If a person suffer from hepatitis C and hold his treatment , could he restart treatment with the new drug Sovaldi ?

HEPATITIS C OPTIONS : Hepatitis C is very tricky disease that can be quiet for years then flare sometimes randomly. You need a through GI doctor who is a liver specialist to go over options. You need close monitoring of labs/abdominal us and periodic liver biopsy. Then discuss it he best option for you. ...Read more

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What are relapse symptoms after triple therapy(ribavirin, peg-interferon, incivek) for hepatitis c? Very worried about relapsing at the moment!

Dr. Ivan Ip Dr. Ip
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What are relapse symptoms after triple therapy(ribavirin, peg-interferon, incivek) for hepatitis c? Very worried about relapsing at the moment!

Hep c: Hep c is hard to treat and as you know, the treatment is hard to tolerate. Symptoms of relapse would include jaundice, but a better way is to just get a viral load checked with a blood test. That would tell you a lot more. ...Read more

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What goes on when getting the IV shot treatment for hepatitis c?

Please clarify: there are no medications for HCV administered IV... do you mean interferon, administered under the skin? ...Read more

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Can there be a treatment or cure for hepatitis C that is affordable?

Can there be a treatment or cure for hepatitis C that is affordable?

Yes: All the major pharmaceutical companies that make medications to cure hepatitis c have programs that will provide free medication if you meet income requirements. Talk to you doctor about these programs and how to pay for lab tests to make sure that you are responding and are not being hurt by the medications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink on the new hepatitis C treatment?

I wouldn't: As you are undergoing the new hep c therapy, you can probably wait 3 months until your end of treatment to give you the highest chance of curing your hep c. Drinking alcohol can decrease the chance of cure as alcohol is filtered in the liver. I wouldn't chance it. ...Read more

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Who will cover treatment if boomers on medicaid have hepatitis c?

Who will cover treatment if boomers on medicaid have hepatitis c?

Boomers: Your question seems to be either straight forward, or egging-on an argument. What would be the purpose of your question? ...Read more

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I have hepatitis c, is there a treatment to help prevent my child from contracting it?

I have hepatitis c, is there a treatment to help prevent my child from contracting it?

Not specificly: Roughly 5% of infants born to hep c mothers will acquire the infection. The mothers igg antibody to hep c that would indicate prior infection will persist up to 18 months in baby so a + test would not be specific for baby prior to 18 mo. There is a specific test for hep c RNA that can be preformed at 1-2 mo. That would be specific for the baby.See red book, 28ed 2009.P358-360. ...Read more

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What is the latest and best treatment for a 60 year old male with hepatitis C who also has diabetes?

What's your genotype: Please refer to the national treatment guidelines, as follows: http://www.Hcvguidelines.Org/full-report/initial-treatment-hcv-infection-patients-starting-treatment. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the treatment for it?

Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the  treatment for it?

A G.I.: Consult! - absolutely no alcohol, careful review of all meds being taken---- the consult being very important since treatment is available1-don't wait! ...Read more

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What is treatment for hepatitis c?

Combination of drugs: The traditional pair of drugs used to treat hcv are 1. Pegylated-interferon 2. Ribavirin recently added is a class of drugs called the "protease inhibitors" (boceprevir, telapravir) and is used for people with a specific subset of hcv (genotype 1) ...Read more

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What is the best hepatitis C 2B treatment?

What is the best hepatitis C 2B treatment?

Interferon Ribivarin: Treatments consists of a combination of pegylated interferon Alpha and the antiviral drug Ribavirin for a period of 24 or 48 weeks, depending on hcv genotype.When combined with ribavirin, pegylated interferon-alpha-2a may be superior to pegylated interferon-alpha-2b, though the evidence is not strong. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hepatitis C with no insurance?

Find a : Free clinic or negotiate a self pay rate with a doctor's office and hospital. ...Read more

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How difficult and delicated is the treatment of Hepatitis C?

Very easy.: These days, hepatitis C treatment has been revolutionized. The newer treatments often involves one pill per day, have very few side effects, and have a very high cure rate! They are expensive, but are usually covered by insurance. It is certainly worth looking into, given the long-term prognosis of untreated hepatitis C. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with of hepatitis C treatment ?

Not much these days!: with the oral-only combinations the list of side effects is pleasantly short, compared to the interferon days. anemia, N/V, headaches, taste disturbances, sun sensitivity - but most are quite tolerable. you will be followed quite closely though with q2-4 w bloodwork and some centers only dispense one week of medications at a time (given $$$cost). ...Read more

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Hello, I have hepatitis c. Donyou recomend any experimental treatment?

Hello, I have hepatitis c. Donyou recomend any experimental treatment?

That depends.: Your personal physician knows the severity of your hepatitis and what treatments you have already had. I would go over the protocol with that provider to see what the risks ; potential benefits are. This needs to be a careful and informed decision. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Fine
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Antiviral (Definition)

An antiviral is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills viruses. The viruses are usually causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antivirals to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more