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Can Hep C affect your heart?

Heart Problems Hepatitis C is linked to hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis. It raises your chances for a stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems.

How much does it cost to cure hep C?

A 2018 study found that a single pill of one hepatitis C drug cost $1,000. The total was $84,000 for its 12-week course of treatment. Another drug cost $23,600 per month. That’s for treatment that could take 6 months to a year.

Is cured Hep C contagious?

Summary: Patients with chronic hepatitis C that has been resolved through therapy or immune response may still be able to infect others with the virus.

Does insurance cover Hep C cure?

Luckily, hep C treatment is covered by most insurance plans, so for many people, the cheapest way of getting it will be through insurance (although you’ll probably need prior authorization). If your hep C treatment is not covered by your insurance, ask your doctor about an appeal.

How much is hep C treatment with insurance?

Not all health insurance plans cover all prescribed medications for HCV treatment with few exceptions. Most insurers cover Sovaldi. It has an estimated copay of $75 to $175 per month. Check with your insurance provider to see what your individual coverage may entail.

What is the new Hep C medication?

Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir (Mavyret) The FDA approved Mavyret in 2017 for use in the treatment of any HCV genotype. It contains glecaprevir and pibrentasvir. Mavyret is the first treatment that can be administered for only 8 weeks in people without cirrhosis.

What is the best treatment for Hep C?

Hepatitis C is treated using direct acting antiviral (DAA) tablets. DAA tablets are the safest and most effective medicines for treating hepatitis C. They’re highly effective at clearing the infection in more than 90% of people. The tablets are taken for 8 to 12 weeks.

Is Hep C is curable?

The Hepatitis C virus is considered “cured” if the virus is not detected in your blood when measured with a blood test 3 months after treatment is completed. This is called a sustained virologic response (SVR) and data suggest that you will stay virus free indefinitely.