Jerry Rich Mar/ 5/ 2019 | 0
Hepatitis C is the world’s no. 1 cause of cases of liver cancer and further liver transplants. It mainly gets inherited by a virus that gets easily transmitted to a person coming in contact with contaminated blood. Thus, it is very important to take good care of avoiding all such contacts with sources that may carry contaminated blood such as-un-sterilized tattoo needle, etc.
No matter how easy the transmission maybe, the good news is that the disease is curable.
Undergoing the right hep C treatment can cure a patient to the fullest but, curing isn’t very easy or comfortable. To begin with, initially there weren’t any apt medications to treat the disease but, gradually, painful shots of a medicine known as interferon and the most talked pill of ribavirin came along. However, these drugs never targeted the virus instead boosted the immune system to fight the disease.
But the treatment didn't work on removing the virus out of the body. With the current treatments prevailing around, the cure rates have gone over 70%. However, there are a few side effects that are bound to happen to the patients in the form of side effects.
Top Drugs for treating hep C
Mentioned below is the list of most popular drugs being taken for treating hep C:-
- Daclatasvir (Daklinza)
- Elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier)
- Hepcinat tablets 4oo mg
- Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Mavyret)
- Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni)
- Ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir, with dasabuvir (Viekira Pak)
The treatment status of hepatitis C has completely changed and with the introduction of these popular and highly effective medicines, the disease can be cured in a much better form.