Saturday, March 14, 2015

Do you know about Hepatitis C ??

Hepatitis C is the one of the brothers of the hepatitis family which consists of Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and others. Hepatitis C caused by the hepatitis C virus. It’s called the silent nosocomial infection as patients usually don’t acknowledge the early symptoms effects.

Symptoms of Hepatitis C include:

·         Jaundice 
·         Stomach pain
·         Loss of appetite
·         Nausea
·         Fatigue
It mimics other common Jaundice related disorders and most commonly Hepatitis A, E.
Hepatitis C

How do someone Get Hepatitis C?

You get the hepatitis C virus from the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Commonly occurs due to negligence in clinical set ups who don’t adhere to regulations of safe blood transfusions. Body fluids transferred via sexual contact can also cause this.

How it is circulated from one human body to another?

·         Blood transfusion by infected blood.
·         Sharing drugs and needles
·         Having sex, especially if you have an STD, an HIV infection, several sex partners, or have rough sex.
·         Being stuck by infected needles
·         Through birth from a mother to a child
·         Organ transplant
·         From Maternal transfer during pregnancy

Are There Any Long-Term Effects of Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C

What's the Treatment for Hepatitis C?Liver cirrhosis

The latest is a once-daily pill called Harvoni that cures the disease in most people in 8-12 weeks. It combines two drugs: Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and ledipasvir.
Other options include taking a combination of Sovaldi, Olysio (simeprevir), interferon which is taken by injection, and/or ribavirin (which comes as a liquid, tablet, or capsule).

Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatment

·         Flu-like symptoms
·         Fatigue
·         Hair loss
·         Low blood counts
·         Trouble thinking
·         Nervousness
·         Depression
Hepatitis  Treatment

Latest Development in hepatitis C vaccination in India

Natco is the first company in India to get approval for generic sofosbuvir tablets, 400mg, from Drugs Controller General (India)," says the company in its filing. Sofosbuvir is a medicine used for chronic hepatitis C infection and sold globally by Gilead Sciences, Inc, under its brand Sovaldi. Natco will market generic sofosbuvir under its brand HEPCINAT and through strategic partners in India. It plans to price its generic medicine at an MRP of Rs 19,900 for a bottle of 28 tablets and expects to launch in India very soon.
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