Hepatitis C Treatments: New versus Old
Last updated: July 2023
Let's compare hep C treatment, new versus old. The older treatments lasted for 48 to 72 weeks and included many pills. They also included interferon shots. The new treatments consist of one pill for several weeks.
The old treatment had a long list of side effects, and I had them all. They included nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, intense itching, skin rash, fatigue, bloating, joint pain, muscle and body aches, and low platelets.
With the new treatments, some people experience fatigue, nausea, headache, and stomach problems. They don't last for long and usually go away when the treatment is over.
The older meds had a low cure rate. My doctor said I had a less than 70% chance of curing. The new meds are curing people at a rate of nearly 100%.
With the newer meds, it's easy to get cured and move into your healthy future. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about treatment.