People suffering from Hepatitis C in Canada can breathe a sigh of relief as Health Canada has approved the use of a drug treatment that can help cure Hepatitis C in thousands of people in the country.
The drug is called Sovaldi and it has to be taken once a day. It is advised to be taken with other medications to get rid of the main forms of the disease. If not done as soon as possible, Hepatitis C patients can be at risk of cancer, cirrhosis, and liver failure.
Today, approximately 250,000 Canadians are suffering from chronic Hepatitis C. The scary thing is that this disease can actually go on and on without triggering any visible symptom for several years. Because of that, many Hepatitis C cases are left undetected, undiagnosed, and untreated. Research studies have revealed that there are several thousands of Canadians that have no clue that they have contracted Hepatitis C.
Presently, the treatment solution for Hepatitis C patients lasts for one year, and included weekly drug treatments via injections. The new drug Sovaldi is said to have the ability to cure in just 12 weeks.
The United States has also approved the use of the drug so that more people can avail of the benefits. It said that a 12-week supply of the drug costs around US$84,000.
It is important to diagnose Hepatitis C at the earliest opportunity so that treatment can be administered before other complications arise. Get tested right away using Hepatitis C rapid screen test kits from STD Rapid Test Kits to get highly accurate test results in just 15 minutes.