What Are the Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment Options?

Q:
What are the chronic hepatitis C treatment options?

A:
The chronic hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus. It begins as an acute hepatitis. For most people who get it — up to 85% — the illness turns into a long-lasting stage. This is called a chronic hepatitis C infection. Chronic hepatitis C treatments can clear virus from your body. Treatment options are different for every person. Here are some options approved by the FDA:

  • Boceprevir (Victrelis)
  • Daclatasvir (Daklinza)
  • Elbasvir-grazoprevir (Zepatier)
  • Interferon alfa-2b (Intron A)
  • Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni)
  • Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Mavyret)
  • Ombitasvir, paritaprevir, dasabuvir, ritonavir (Viekira Pak)
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir (Technivie)
  • Peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys, Pegasys Proclick)
  • Peginterferon alfa-2b (PEGIntron, Peg Intron RP)
  • Ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol)
  • Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi)

Hepatitis C treatments are changing quickly. Until recently, the most common method was a blend of shots and pills. Your treatment will depend on your own conditions. So, please go to your doctor for more advice.

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