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Natural Cure Hepatitis C
Several new meds: Theres a lot of excitement surrounding several new medications for hep c genotype i. The most exciting is solvaldi (sobosbuvir) in combination with ledipasvir. Its not yet fda approved but we anticipate it being marketed within the next 12 months. Its a once daily tablet. The cure rate is 90% plus. This is an interferon free regimen. This will revolutionize the treatment for hep c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 years old got diagnosed with hepatitis C two years ever since that's all I think about I'm very terrified but I here of a new cure?
Hep c treatment: There are both new and older hepatitis C treatments that can lead to cure. You should see your doc to see if you have active hep C, or if you have been exposed, but have no liver damage and no active virus. Olysio (simeprevir) and Solvadi are two new oral medications that can be used to treat most patients with hep C. To determine the right medication(s) for you see a hepatologist ASAP. ...Read more
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
Cured ?????: It can ge controlled, and change you life style of eating drinking and living. ...Read more
Why do I keep hearing from everywhere cnn all news that they may be a cure for hepatitis C bevause I have hepatitis C ?
I was born with fair complexion i got hepatitis C 5 yrs back & get cured, but after that my skin compexion turn darker, want to b fair again. What i do?
Consult dermatologis: Your darker complexioncould be normal change, may be tanning due to sun exposure (excessive) .If no other problem , not any medicine then your pigmentation is not pathological but cosmetic concern.Better see cosmetologist or dermatologist rule out any medical problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not cured, treated: Hepatitis c virus hides in multiple places throughout the body, not just the liver. That 's why removal of a damaged liver and replacement with a healthier liver does not cure the infection. The virus comes out of hiding and infects the new liver too. The best treatment is using the gentlest approach to suppression of the immune system in order to allow some residual ability to fight the virus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a new cure for hepatitis C I got diagnosed 2 years ago I'm only 22? If so can I take depression medication with it and aniexty medication?
Many new meds: There are many new medications for hep C coming down the road but not all of them are approved for use yet and if they are, not in all populations. You should consult an adult infectious disease doctor or a hepatologist who will know more about the latest research as it pertains to your case. ...Read more
How long does it take chronic hepatitis C to kill someone im waiting on the new drugs next year to cure me stage 1 chronic hep c back in 2012?
Years usually...: Based on treatment guidelines of the AASLD/IDSA: " it may be advisable to delay treatment for some patients with documented early fibrosis stage (F 0-2), because waiting for future highly effective, pangenotypic, DAA combinations in IFN-free regimens may be prudent." Reference: http://www.hcvguidelines.org/full-report/initial-treatment-hcv-infection-patients-starting-treatment ...Read more
Depends: That depends on which genotype of hcv you have. In general, it's easier to cure hepatitis c with a combination of interferon, ribavirin, and an hcv protease inhibitor than with interferon and Ribavirin alone. However, there are some hcv genotypes that have a high cure rate without the protease inhibitor. ...Read more