Easy C Facts – Treatment. These fact sheets are easy to understand, one-page fact sheets related to hepatitis C and come with a voice over reading. After downloading and saving the file to your computer, open in Adobe Reader and click the play icon at the top of the fact sheet to open play, pause and stop controls. If you have any comments or would like more voice over fact sheets please contact Alan Franciscus at sfhepcatNOTHING@msn.com with what types of information future voice overs should cover.
Beware of Hepatitis B If someone with hepatitis C (HEP C or HCV for short) has ever had hepatitis B (HBV for short), there is a chance that while being treated with HEP C drugs that an HBV infection could become active again. That could mean that the HBV infection could cause damage to the liver that could lead to serious problems and even death.
The drugs to treat hepatitis C work by stopping the hepatitis C virus from making more copies of itself. The downside of these great drugs is that if you miss too many doses of the medicines they will stop working. This is called “drug resistance”.
Ribavirin Warning Facts
Ribavirin is a pill that is taken with other medications to treat hepatitis C. The major side effects include skin rashes, anemia – as well as birth defects.
What are RAVS?
RAVs are initials for “resistance associated variants.” There are many reasons why someone may have RAVs.
Taking HCV Meds – Adherence
The new drugs to treat hepatitis C are very strong and cure most people with Hep C. Taking all of the Hep C pills means that the chances of curing Hep C are higher. A doctor and nurse will tell you how and when to take the Hep C pills.