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Is incevick better than the other drug for hepc?

Is incevick better than the other drug for hepc?

Depends: The two new drugs approved (incivek, victrelis) with pegylated interferon and Ribavirin are very good choices. There are newer molecules in clinical trials which may be better depending on your clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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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Hepc, decomposed liver cirohsis, heart ejection fraction 40 %. Can new drug sofosbuvir still help in reducing the hep c infection?

Hepc, decomposed liver cirohsis, heart ejection fraction 40 %. Can new drug sofosbuvir still help in reducing the hep c infection?

It may but no: Guarantees. God bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/hepatitis-c-alternative-treatments. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cm/.

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Can you get hepatitis C from snorting drugs?

Can you get hepatitis C from snorting drugs?

Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C. The good news is that now a days, we can cure hepatitis C over 90% of the time compared to medications in the past. See a hepatologist for discussion regarding the new therapies. ...Read more

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Which combination of drugs do you use often to treat hepatitis c?

Which combination of drugs do you use often to treat hepatitis c?

Peginfr/riba/protinh: The new standard of care for untreated hep c, and for relapse, or failed rx in the past is a combination of pegylated interferon (longer acting than regular/better tolefrance too), ribavirin, and one of two new ly approved drugs, both protease inhibitors (antiviral), telapravir and bocepravir. Different rx schedules. Both have improved success rates. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat hepatitis c?

What are the drugs used to treat hepatitis c?

New drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hepatitis c?

2 new drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more

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Reading the news on cnn and i saw they got a cure for hepatitis C I have hepatitis C is this true ? Its a new drug they said ?

Yes: We've been able to cure hepatitis c for several years now, but the treatments were difficult. Two new drugs approved in the last month make it much easier. However, each must currently be taken with interferon, so at best, you have to put up with interferon side effects for 3 months. In the fall of 2014, we may have regimens that don't require interferon. ...Read more

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Should you be tested for hepatitis C if just a casual partner of someone who once did drugs?

Should you be tested for hepatitis C if just a casual partner of someone who once did drugs?

Define casual: If you have had intercourse, shared a razor or toothbrush, or other activity that would exchange blood and bodily fluids then yes. If you are just acquaintances but no intimate contact, then no. ...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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Can people with hepatitis C take the drug bumetanide.?

Yes: Yes, although if there is significant liver damage, the Bumex doesn't work as well. ...Read more