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Adding ribavirin led to more side effects but did not improve the likelihood of a cure.
However, older people were more likely to experience adverse events, especially if they used ribavirin.
A four-drug combination cured all individuals who had experienced prior treatment failure.
The human rights matter was thrown out by Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario VIce Chair despite the medication having known side effects.
The argument has always been that the risk of damage from ribavirin’s toxicity is offset by its antiviral qualities.
Las Vegas resident Stella Armstrong cured her hep C and the joy-killing fatigue and pain that came with it.
Direct-acting antivirals lower the risk of cardiovascular disease to a greater extent than interferon-based regimens.
Hepatitis C knocked pro wrestler Devon “Hannibal” Nicholson out of the ring, but a cure landed him back in the fight.
This Ukrainian woman didn’t let outdated hepatitis C treatment or limited access to them, prevent her from getting necessary medical care.
Those for whom Mavyret did not work the first time had a high cure rate with this intensified retreatment regimen.
In a recent trial, 12 weeks of the drug combination worked well regardless of whether individuals had drug-resistant virus.
This hep story teller and her husband describe their hepatitis C treatments using peginterferon and ribavirin as a wild ride.
Human rights activist Philip Baldwin writes about his experiences living with hepatitis C and HIV, and his treatment for hep C.
The FDA has expanded approval of the direct-acting antiviral treatments Sovaldi and Harvoni for adolescents ages 12 and older.
A look at hepatitis C treatment side effects using the newest medicines.
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