If you have hepatitis C, you should know that there are treatments for this serious disease.
Can hepatitis C be treated?
Yes! Until a few years ago, there were only a few drugs available for hepatitis C treatment, but recently, many more options have become available for chronic hepatitis C. These advances in the number and types of medications available to treat hepatitis C give you and your doctor more options, and more factors, to consider when deciding on a treatment plan. Recent medications for hepatitis C belong to a class of drugs called direct-acting antivirals. These drugs are taken orally, and are sometimes used in combination with older treatment options. The newer therapies are effective, but they remain expensive.
In addition to medication, your treatment plan will involve lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of transmitting hepatitis C and to prevent further damage and help your liver be as healthy as possible.