Medications called antivirals are most often used to treat hepatitis C if you’ve had it a long time. A new drug that combines ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni), is a once-daily pill that cures the disease in most people in 8-12 weeks. Other options include a combination of the drugs sofosbuvir (Sovaldi), simeprevir (Olysio), interferon, and/or ribavirin (Rebetol). Ask your doctor what's best for you, based on your medical needs and insurance coverage, since these medications are pricey.
If you have hepatitis C, ask your doctor before taking any prescription or nonprescription medicines, supplements, or vitamins. And don't drink alcohol because it can speed up liver damage.