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Doctor insights on: Homeopathic Remedies For Hepatitis C

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What is treatment for hepatitis c?

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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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...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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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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How can I get treatment for hepatitis C with no insurance?

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 ?

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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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?

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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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. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...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