Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines in Humans
The types of hepatitis C treatment guidelines rely heavily on the extent of liver damage, as well as the genotype of the virus that has been in its absence. While the healing rate depends on several factors, especially the genotype of hepatitis C virus diidap and the type of treatment treated patients.
But if positive diagnosed with hepatitis C, you do not necessarily need treatment steps. Most acute hepatitis C can be cured without special treatment. The doctor will recommend a blood test to monitor whether the patient’s immune system successfully eradicated the virus for several months.
If the virus persists, doctors will generally give pegylated interferon and ribavirin drugs. The drugs will be given by weekly injection for 48 weeks. If needed, doctors will also recommend other medications such as simeprevir, sofobuvir, daclatasvir, a combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, and a combination of ombitaisvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir.
Just like other drugs, hepatitis C drugs have the potential to cause side effects. For example, no appetite, anemia, fever, nausea, depression, itching of the skin, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty remembering something.
We have now developed a new type of antiviral drug that is more effective. The latest hepatitis C drug is called a direct antiviral agent (DAA) that proves to be safer, more effective, and can be tolerated. The healing time of hepatitis C with DAA is also shorter, ie about 4 months.
Hepatitis C drugs (especially ribavirin) are potentially harmful to the fetus. Therefore hepatitis C treatment in pregnant women is generally performed after the person giving birth.
In addition to medical treatment, you can also take simple steps to limit damage to the liver. For example, apply a healthy and balanced diet. Exercise regularly, stop smoking, and avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Please remember that if ever healed and healed from hepatitis C, does not mean your body has complete immunity to the virus. Although already recovered, hepatitis C sufferer must be careful because it still has the risk to re-infected with the same disease.