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What're the side effects of stopping HCV treatment?

What're the side effects of stopping HCV treatment?

Incomplete treatment: Conventional treatment regimens for hcv have many potential side effects. Many of these will reverse once treatment ceases. There is no significant consequence however to prematurely terminating hcv treatment prior to its completion, other than the expectation that viral cure will not be achieved. If you can tough out the side effects and you're showing early treatment response, finish treatment. ...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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If a woman during the labor transmit the HCV to the child, is there any therapy treatment for the child?

If a woman during the labor transmit the HCV to the child, is there any therapy treatment for the child?

Good question: There is not much information about this but what we do know is that the infected infants may clear the infection. Treatment of hcv in the infant is generally not an option due to toxicity. ...Read more

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I finished 42 vials of peg-in-tron 150ml for treatment of HCV & the result was negative on t he 24th vial do I complete to 72 vials instead of 48 ?

I finished 42 vials of peg-in-tron 150ml  for treatment of HCV & the result was negative on t he 24th vial  do I complete to 72 vials instead of 48 ?

Varies: You need to discuss this with the doctor treating you. Duration of therapy may vary with the serotype of hep c with which you were diagnosed. ...Read more

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My cousin who is addictted to drugs is an HCV patient for over 16 years, he never take any treatment before., will it be ok for him to take treatmnt now?

My cousin who is addictted to drugs is an HCV patient for over 16 years, he never take any treatment before., will it be ok for him to take treatmnt now?

See physician : Those are not simple matters that can be answered over the net, your cousin need to see a physician for a full evaluation to see what his status is then decide on a course of action. ...Read more

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Whate is the treatment of hcv? (medication)

Whate is the treatment of hcv? (medication)

Several types: In general terms the recommended treatment is 3-fold. First is interferon. It is an injection done weekly. Second is a medication called ribaviron (3 pills twice a day). Finally...A new class of meds for hcv called integrase inhibitors. I like incivik. Its 2 pills 3 times a day. This last drug goes 12 weeks. If you become undetectable then you go 6 months..Otherwise you go 12. ...Read more

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How fast can we expect the new treatment for HCV and liver cirohsis to be out for general public?

How fast can we expect the new treatment for HCV and liver cirohsis to be out for general public?

2-3yr: We expect new medications for the treatment of hcv genotype 1 in a few years. It is less clear for the other genotypes. Currently some patients with cirrhosis and hcv can be treated with the new regimen that has become available over the past 2years. We do not known if future treatments will be available for cirrhotics. ...Read more

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If i stopped treatment of HCV after taking 48 vials & viral count is 460 what will be the result will the count increase more & what should I take?

Why stopped?: Discuss this with the doctor treating you. Without knowing your viral loads, the serotype of hcv with which you are infected and the type of regimen you were on it is difficult to know the answer. In general, however, the results are not likely to be beneficial to you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) & pegintron in treatment of hcv?

What is the difference between pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) & pegintron in treatment of hcv?

Packaging...: Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and pegintron (peginterferon alfa 2b) are two drugs fda approved for treatment of chronic hepatitis c. They are slightly different in their chemical composition but studies indicate they are virtually equally effective in what they do and have very similar side effect profiles. Insurance usually drives which of the two is preferred on their formulary. ...Read more