Hepcvir treats all types of hepatitis - genotypes 1-4
Hepatitis C is the most severe form of viral hepatitis. At the end of 2013, a revolution has happened on the market of the drugs against hepatitis C. Managing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) have authorized the use of a new drug Solvadi for the treatment of hepatitis C. The effectiveness of the drug has been proven by series of six clinical trials. The participants of those trials were 1947 patients who had not received previous treatment or had not responded to previous therapies. The results impressed everyone. Patients with hepatitis C were completely healthy after 12 weeks.
Just as there are different types of blood, there are also different genotypes of hepatitis C. There are 6 major genotypes. The most common genotype in the world is hepatitis C genotype 1 (GT1). Hepcvir treats all types of hepatitis - genotypes 1-4. Duration of the course is a little different but clinical trials have demonstrated its proven effectiveness.
Regardless of your genotype and treatment duration, you will know if you are cured within 3 months after the last treatment, when your doctor will perform blood tests for hepatitis C viral load. Healing means that the hepatitis C virus was not detected in the blood that should be measured within 3 months after completion of treatment.
One of the advantages of the new drug is that it is an oral preparation, taken once daily for 12 weeks, as opposed to common treatments using injections of various interferons. Antiviral effect of the drug means impaired reproduction cycle of hepatitis C in liver cells. Usually, the virus and specific side effects are not determined in patients a few weeks after initiation of the therapy. Experts believe that Hepcvir by Cipla represents a new era in the treatment of hepatitis C virus.
The doctor has to be informed of other diseases of the patient before starting the treatment with Solvadi. This may be a problem with the kidneys or surgeries of organ transplants, HIV infection. Information about all common medications (including vitamins, tinctures and herbs, especially if the composition includes St. John's wort) is important as well. Doctors recommend carry out very accurate examination of the liver and scrupulously determine the genotype of hepatitis C and liver damage.