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What is treatment for hepatitis c?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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)

In brief: 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)
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Que Chu
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very expensive pills

Treatment of hepatitis C making great progress with new pills on the market such as Sovaldi and Harvoni claiming the cure rate or SVR more than 95 percent of most of Hepatitis C patients.
These are oral drug and have much less side effects. It also eliminated treatment with interferon and ribavirin For patients who have to pay cash the costs of 12 weeks treatment is about $80,000 to $150,000.

In brief: Very expensive pills

Treatment of hepatitis C making great progress with new pills on the market such as Sovaldi and Harvoni claiming the cure rate or SVR more than 95 percent of most of Hepatitis C patients.
These are oral drug and have much less side effects. It also eliminated treatment with interferon and ribavirin For patients who have to pay cash the costs of 12 weeks treatment is about $80,000 to $150,000.
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Multiple

currently there are multiple treatment regimens depending on the type of hepatitis C you have (1,2,3,4,5 or 6).
Most treatments are with few pills a day for 8 to 24 weeks based on your condition

In brief: Multiple

currently there are multiple treatment regimens depending on the type of hepatitis C you have (1,2,3,4,5 or 6).
Most treatments are with few pills a day for 8 to 24 weeks based on your condition
Dr. Enrique Molina
Dr. Enrique Molina
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Dr. Daniel Motola
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Hccguidelines.org

This is a complicated answer. There are many ways to treat it and it depends on the type of hepatitis c virus one has.
See www.hcvguidelines.org and talk to your doctor. Therapy is now pill based whereas in past it involved interferon injections. Some patients still require interferon based on costs and ease of therapy

In brief: Hccguidelines.org

This is a complicated answer. There are many ways to treat it and it depends on the type of hepatitis c virus one has.
See www.hcvguidelines.org and talk to your doctor. Therapy is now pill based whereas in past it involved interferon injections. Some patients still require interferon based on costs and ease of therapy
Dr. Daniel Motola
Dr. Daniel Motola
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