|I have stage one hep c
Sep 28, 2013
i have been treated once for it and it came back, so I would like to know is there any other treatment i can take please let me know soon.
| Response from Dr. Taylor
The ideal treatment for hepatitis C is pegylated interferon plus ribavirin plus boceprevir or telaprevir for genotype 1 infection, and pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for all other genotypes. Within the next few months, and over the next years, there will be more hepatitis C pills available -- more treatment options. These will increase cure rates, shorten the duration of treatment, and make treatment easier and better tolerated. In Japan for example, a new pill was just made available for genotype 1 hepatitis C (simeprevir).
Check with your doctor about your hepatitis C strain, the genotype, and what medications are available in your region. With stage 1 infection, in general, you have time to wait for these new pills. Being dually infected with HIV, hepatitis B, having other types of liver disease and using alcohol can accelerate hepatitis C disease so check with your doctor about these issues.
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