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Before recommending a specific hepatitis C treatment regimen, your healthcare provider will review the results of your blood work and other tests to determine several things, including:
 
  • The amount of virus in your body
  • Its genotype
  • How much liver damage has already occurred
  • Any other medical conditions you may have.
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Hepatitis C treatment usually involves a combination of two drugs: peginterferon and ribavirin. Peginterferon is given by injection once weekly, and ribavirin comes as a pill that is taken twice daily. Treatment for hepatitis C is successful in about 50 percent of people with genotype 1 and in about 75 to 80 percent of people with genotype 2.
 
(To learn more about the treatments for this disease, including a list of things you can do to keep your liver healthy, click Hepatitis C Treatment.)
 

Hepatitis C Treatments

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