Earlier, there was a difference in the treatment methods of acute and chronic patients. But with new medications being available, this has changed. There are guidelines that suggest a waiting time of six months to see if the body can clear the HCV by itself and this is called spontaneous clearance. If this does not occur, then the infection is treated as chronic.
Irrespective of whether you have been treated prior or not, the doctor will prescribe medicines and the duration of the treatment based on your lab results and history. It would be based on factors like the HCV genotype, your viral load, past treatment experience (if any), if you have cirrhosis, if you are a liver transplant recipient etc.
Some of the treatment options available are Copegus, Moderiba and Ribasphere, Daklinza, Epclusa,Harvoni, Olysio, Pegasys, Pegintron, Sovaldi, Technivie, Viekira Pak, Zepatier.
Hepatitis C treatment has progressed with time at uncommonly shocking and astounding levels. Advances in new solutions have made the Hepatitis C treatment responses essentially insignificant.
After Interferon and Ribavirin, FDA asserted Harvoni® which contains Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir. Harvoni® is effective in curing Hepatitis C genotype 1. Despite the way that it doesn’t cure genotype 2,3,4 or 5 hep c disease, yet among genotype 1 patients, this has worked remarkably well. It is a single pill a day treatment and there is no pricking needed! This has given the doctors and what’s more the patients a lot of ease.
The purpose of treating Hepatitis C is to cure the patient. A lot of factors choose the length and the amount of arrangements required for treatment.
There are various proposals for the medications open by the AASLD, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. There are suggestions furthermore for not using particular answers for the treatment. For instance, Sovaldi + ribavirin for 24 weeks.