A new FDA-approved Hepatitis C treatment is now available and it comes in the form of a pill, which is the first time a Hepatitis C treatment medication does not need to be injected.

Hepatitis C treatment

According to health experts, Hepatitis C patients only have to take this one pill a day. During medication, the pill does not trigger any adverse side effects, like depression or flu-like symptoms, and it can effectively manage the Hepatitis C disease and put all the severe complications it can bring at bay.

The drug is called Harvoni and it was only approved by the FDA last month. It costs over $1,000 and if you are undergoing a 12-week treatment, it could cost you almost $100,000. Many insurers are not that ready to pay for the cost of this kind of treatment, but they should really look into it as Harvoni has proven to be very effective in preventing liver cancer, cirrhosis, and death.

Who have had high infection rates?

Every year, approximately 15,000 Americans die from Hepatitis C. Data reveal that more than three million people in the United States are afflicted with Hepatitis C, and the majority of them are Baby Boomers.

People who were born between 1945 and 1965 are urged to get a Hepatitis C test since that period was a peak season for this infection. Also, those that were born in the 1970s and 1980s, when drug use or IV use was very rampant, are advised to go get Hepatitis C tested. 

Even if you were born outside those years, it is never a wrong idea to get a Hepatitis C test, so go out and get tested now to know right away if you are free of this infection. You can use a rapid Hepatitis C test kit for convenient, private, safe, easy, accurate, and fast Hepatitis C testing.