Updated guidelines for Hepatitis C therapy

HCV-TestingGraphic_75-percent-are-baby-boomersThere have been several new options available for Hepatitis C treatment.  In the past, the only options included Pegylated Interferon, which is an injection. Prior treatment options extended from 24 to 48 weeks.  Now two options are available.  Sovaldi is indicated for all genotypes of Hepatitis C.  Olysio is only indicated for genotype 1.  This is the first time that an all oral medication regimen is available for treating this virus.  In addition, treatment duration has significantly lessened.

Currently, trials are underway to combine several oral medications for treating Hepatitis C.