The goal of hepatitis C treatment is to cure the virus, which can be done with a combination of drugs. The specific meds used and the duration of treatment depend on a number of factors, including HCV genotype (genetic structure of the virus), viral load, past treatment experience, degree of liver damage, ability to tolerate the prescribed treatment, and whether the person is waiting for a liver transplant or is a transplant recipient. In some cases, hep C treatment may be limited by your health insurance plan or drug formulary.

Click here for more specific information about each type, or class, of approved hepatitis C treatment along with drugs in the late stages of development.

Last Revised: January 4, 2016