Cornerstone Health Solutions is dedicated to supporting you through your hepatitis C treatment. We are committed to helping you with financial assistance, providing you with thorough medication education, helping keep you on track, and being fully available to you to answer questions.
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is inflammation of the liver caused by an infection with the hepatitis C virus. The virus is usually spread from the blood of an infected person to a non-infected person. People infected with hepatitis C do not usually show symptoms, but when they do some common symptoms include:
- Dark urine
- Light stools
Who is at risk?
- Injection and intranasal drug users
- People born from 1945 through 1965
- People infected with HIV
- Patients on hemodialysis
- People who are exposed to an infected person’s blood through needle sticks or open wounds
What specialty medications do you offer to treat Hepatitis C?
- Ribasphere RibaPak
- Viekira Pak
- Viekira XR
What should I expect from treatment?
Your provider may prescribe anywhere between 1 and 3 medications for you to take for 8-24 weeks. During your treatment and at the end of your treatment you will have blood work done to make sure that the medication is killing the virus. It is extremely important to take this medication exactly as your provider tells you to everyday. Patients that take their medication correctly every day are more likely to be cured. The most common side effects that you may experience include headache, fatigue, and nausea. If these side effects become unmanageable or if you experience any other side effects, do not stop taking your medication until you speak with your provider.
What happens if I don’t get treated?
75-85% of people infected with hepatitis C will not clear the virus on their own and will become chronically infected with the virus. Chronic infection can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer, and potentially death.
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