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Can hepatitis C be treated?

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Some people with hep C get better with a combo of the drugs peginterferon alpha and ribavirin. But they can cause side effects, including severe anemia (low red blood cells) and birth defects.

Your doctor may also suggest other drugs for hepatitis C, which cure more people and may be easier to tolerate, including:

  • Daclatasvir (Daklinza)
  • Elbasvir /grazoprevir (Zepatier)
  • Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni)
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-dasabuvir-ritonavir (Viekira Pak)
  • Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi)
  • Sofosbuvir /velpatasvir (Epclusa)

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatment." 

News release, FDA.

CDC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatment." 

News release, FDA.

CDC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

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