It is a viral infection that impacts the liver, often causing severe damage to the liver. In some cases, the virus can cause liver cancer. It is estimated that half of the HCV positive population is unaware of the infection because symptoms are often undetectable for years.
Treating HCV was traditionally a difficult route that required injections or taking pills on a weekly basis that often had extremely negative side effects. Thankfully, HCV treatments have advanced tremendously and even chronic HCV is typically curable with periodic medications that have far fewer side effects.
Because half of the infected population remains unaware they possess the virus it is important to spread the word that one-time screenings can be life-saving.
We work closely with your practitioner to ensure that you are on the correct path to managing or even curing chronic HCV. It’s imperative that our pharmacists work together with your medical provider to determine the best course of action, as the medications for HCV are effective, but extremely complex.
If you have HCV and are interested in speaking with a Total Care Rx professional please contact us.