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If you’re tired of living with the uncertainties of Hep C, it may be time to take the next step and partner up with a Hep C Specialist. Hep C Specialists include gastroenterologists, hepatologists, specialists in infectious diseases, internal medicine or primary care physicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs). Hep C Specialists are experts in the treatment of hepatitis, and they are equipped to tell you about options that are available.
Learning if EPCLUSA is right for you starts with speaking to a Hep C Specialist.
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Prepare to talk to your Hep C Specialist
Patients and healthcare providers alike understand that good communication can improve quality of care. Use this guide to help your specialist understand the full picture of how Hep C impacts you. Be as specific as possible—it’s the best way to let your Hep C Specialist know you’re ready to put Hep C behind you.
EPCLUSA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C (Hep C) genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 infection with or without cirrhosis (compensated). In those with advanced cirrhosis (decompensated), EPCLUSA is used with ribavirin.
What is the most important information I should know about EPCLUSA?
EPCLUSA can cause serious side effects, including:
- Hepatitis B virus reactivation: Before starting EPCLUSA treatment, your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for hepatitis B infection. If you have ever had hepatitis B, the hepatitis B virus could become active again during and after treatment with EPCLUSA. This may cause serious liver problems including liver failure and death. If you are at risk, your healthcare provider will monitor you during and after taking EPCLUSA.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking EPCLUSA?
- Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you have ever had hepatitis B infection or liver problems other than hepatitis C infection; if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis; if you have HIV; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if EPCLUSA will harm your unborn baby or pass into your breast milk. If you take EPCLUSA with ribavirin, you should also read the ribavirin Medication Guide for important pregnancy-related information.