Hepatitis C treatment is aimed at removing the virus from the blood, thereby reducing the risk of liver damage and liver disease. The most common hep C medication regimen is a combination of peginterferon weekly injections and ribavirin daily pills. This treatment lasts from 24 to 48 weeks.
A liver transplant may be performed if hepatitis C infection causes liver failure. Medications are typically continued after the transplant because hepatitis C infection often recurs.
In addition, people with hepatitis C must take the following steps to manage their disease:
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