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What Medicine Can You Take For Hep C

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Hep C & Cholestral lowering medicines

I have Hep C. - not active - normal enzimes level - Just found out that I have high Cholesterol and need medication.... Can this medication (lipitor or similar) affect my Hep C, since it is metabolized in the liver?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...signs of liver toxicity. Secondly, your hepatitis C can still be active even with normal enzymes. Please ask your doctor for a Hepatitis C viral load test to see if you have virus in your blood.Dr. McGovern Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Hepatitis C and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2003 Update

...improvements in liver function. The authors concluded "glycyrrhizin is a potential drug in reducing long-term complications in chronic viral hepatitis C in patients who do not respond with viral clearance to interferon therapy." Arase et al.,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Medicines Agency Approves Roche's Hepatitis C Drug Pegasys to Treat Patients Co-Infected With HCV, HIV

...The European Medicines Agency on Thursday approved Roche 's hepatitis C drug Pegasys for the treatment of patients co-infected with HCV and HIV, Reuters reports. EMEA also voiced its support for the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Companies Developing Hepatitis C Medicines for People Who Do Not Respond to Interferon Therapy

...Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ' recent conference in Boston presented data on current and emerging treatments for hepatitis C virus, particularly those who do not respond to traditional treatment, Investor's Business Daily ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...to treatment, he noticed an increase in the levels of liver enzymes in Gary's blood -- a sign the liver was being damaged. A hepatitis C test came back positive. Gary's case is not an isolated one. Reports of hepatitis C co-infection among... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is contracting Hep B similar to contracting HIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question on the Hep forum but got no response from the Doc. Thanks Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Bruises

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...somewhere that Folic Acid can help with this, do you guys know of anything that might help? I don't take any blood thinning medicine, nor do I take a lot of ibuprofen or aspirin. Thanks for the help! H Read more »