Medications for Hepatitis C


Sarah Lewis, PharmD

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Deciding to start treatment for hepatitis C—or hep C—can be complicated. It’s a matter of weighing the risks and the benefits. And taking hep C medications can be difficult. It may require commitment to weeks of treatment that could have significant side effects.

Fortunately, there has been a lot of progress in recent years. There are now more options with fewer side effects. And treatment times are shorter than ever, with many regimens lasting only 8 to 12 weeks. So take a look at your options and work with your doctor to design the best treatment plan for you.

In the last few years, a lot has changed in the way we treat hepatitis C. Do you know all the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 23, 2015