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How is hepatitis C treated?

Hepatitis C can be treated with a combination of several antiviral drugs, commonly pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The success of the treatment is around 50%. In late 2013, two new medications for hepatitis C - sofosbuvir and simeprevir - have been shown in clinical trials to have significantly better rates of removing the virus from the body, with fewer side effects.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hepatitis B


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