Aug 6, 2007
is there a new treatment out yet for hep c? i have hep c 1b and have been on two treatments first one didn't go down as good as doc wanted the second one was going ok till my white count got down to a 1 so they took me off of it! now i am tired all the time and i can' not do everything like i use too and get pains under rib cage but had cat scan done and everything looked ok so i don't know what is going on just am tired and wish i could get rid of this!!!!!! sue
Response from Dr. McGovern
There are two new classes of drugs that are in advanced stages of development called protease inhibitors and polymerase inhibitors. The studies are ongoing as we speak, but the results look promising.
However, most expect that these drugs will need to be used in combination with interferon to decrease the risk of resistance. If you go on treatment again with interferon and your white blood cell goes down, you could discuss the option of GCSF with your doctor. This medication helps your WBC rise.
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