Your medical provider is the one who determines what hepatitis C treatment to prescribe. After evaluating your case, the resulting treatment is determined by what is offered on your health insurance’s formulary. That said, it is a great idea to know the choices so you can discuss these with your provider.
Here are some factors that your provider will consider when making treatment recommendations. Is this is your first treatment? If not, what other hep C medications were tried? What is your genotype? Do you have cirrhosis? If so, is it compensated or decompensated?
Your provider will also need to know whether you also have HIV, hepatitis B, kidney disease or a kidney or liver transplant. The treatment choices for children differ from those recommended for adults. Treatment is postponed for women who are or may be pregnant. Click here for information listing the treatment recommendations for your particular situation.