Hepatitis C virus leads to liver cirrhosis or cancer in people with hepatitis C infection. The world health organization (WHO) does not recommend the need for treatment in patients with first-time hepatitis C infection. However, chronic cases need to be treated with pan-genotypic direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for a period of 12 to 24 weeks. These antivirals were so expensive in the previous years, making it difficult to buy and use among low-income people. But in recent times, they have become cost-effective.
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Query: Hello doctor,I am a homosexual, and I regularly test myself for STDs. Unfortunately, I tested positive for both HIV and hepatitis C a week back. This is shocking and embarrassing to me. I always aimed at safe sex, but it did not give me a hand. I am 24 years old and have been sexually active for fiv... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing is dangerous with medicines. Start treatment to prolong your life. Both are not curable. You can live 25 to 30 years with regular medication and a healthy diet. You can start treatment for both. High-potency medicines are very reactive, but you have to take the... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I was diagnosed with hepatitis C 16 years before while donating blood. No allopathy treatment was taken till last month. My liver function tests are monitored regularly. Most of the time, the result will be elevated SGOT and SGPT of 200 and 300, respectively. But, it d... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I would highly recommend continuing the medicine for 12 weeks at least. You are fortunate that your viral load is undetectable just with these medicines. Most people with hepatitis C require six to 12 months with Interferon treatment. So, le... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Is tablet Hepcivir L effective for HCV positive patient? Is that safe for a heart patient? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cardiac side effect chance is not significant. Drug trial does not mention the cardiac side effect of this drug (Hepcivir L - a combination of Sofosbuvir and Ledipasvir). It means any cardiac side effect is likely to be less than 1% and cannot be attributed to this drug.... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 59 years old, with type 2 diabetes for the past 15 years. She is taking medications for diabetes, blood pressure and multivitamin Centrum Her diabetes and BP are under control. Before four months, she had severe vomiting, fever and body pain. We approached a hospital and did ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother is having hepatitis C, which if untreated can lead to liver failure and the treatment success rate is 95 to 99 %. The status of liver disease can be assessed by two m... Read Full »