Hepatitis C is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the liver that results from being attacked by a virus. Most individuals who may be infected by the virus often do not experience any kind of symptom. Furthermore, patients with Hepatitis C often do not know that they have the disease until their livers have already been found damaged through routine testing.
A person may be infected with Hepatitis C when he or she comes in contact with blood contaminated with the virus. The following are some of the common modes of virus transmission for this disease:
- Blood transfusions and organ transplants which occurred before 1992.
- Sexual contact
- Shared needles
- Tattoos or body piercings
During the early stages of Hepatitis C, the patient will show no symptoms. But, if you think that you might have been infected by the virus, you should immediately seek the professional help of your doctor who will most likely order a blood test. In fact, to keep your health in check, it is important to have regular blood tests if you have Hepatitis C. Without proper treatment, several complications may arise. These include liver failure, scarring of the liver tissues and liver cancer, among others.
Your doctor may prescribe you with the following medications available at Shawn Specialty Pharmacy:
- Daklinza (daclatasvir)
- Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)
- Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir)
- Olysio (simeprevir)
- Sovaldi (sofosbuvir)
- Technivie (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir)
- Viekira Pak (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir)
- Zepatier (elbasvir/grazoprevir)
Please do take note that your doctor will have to diagnose your condition first. Kindly visit your doctor to know which possible medications you may need to take for treating Hepatitis C.
At Shawn Specialty Pharmacy, we know how emotionally draining treatment for this condition can be. Our pharmacy team offers you the support and guidance you need throughout the process. Treatment for Hep C is also very costly so you can turn to our pharmacy to help you find financial aid available in the system. There are also funding options for the manufacturer, medication coupons, and many other ways that you can save on your Hepatitis C medications.
For inquiries on our medications as well as anything related to Hepatitis C, we invite you to visit us at our store or contact us at 718-417-0200 where our staff can address your concerns. If you have time, feel free to visit these links for more information about Hepatitis C:
IMPORTANT: Please make sure to have your updated contact info on our records. Kindly inform our pharmacy staff if you recently changed your phone number and/or email address so you can continue to receive refill reminders from Shawn Specialty Pharmacy.