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Dr. Albana Sejdini

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Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: Hi there and thank you. Are there new treatments for hep c and is it a cure or just a controller?
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, there is a cure for hepatitis C as following

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

To respond to your question, yes, there are various medications to treat hepatitis C.

The goal of treatment is to cure hepC. In other words, the aim is to secure that there is no virus inside the patient's body 6 months after stopping medications. This is what we call the success of treatment.

With regards to medications, they come to various types depending on type of hepC virus:
- interferon
- ribavirin
- telaprevir
- boceprevir
and the new drugs
- simeprevir
- and sofosbuvir

Hope it answered to your queries!
Dr.Albana

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