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It’s important to get tested for hepatitis C before hidden symptoms cause damage


It’s estimated that millions of Americans have hepatitis C and don’t even know it. Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver. It’s known as a “silent” disease as many people go years, even decades, before symptoms appear; many times, after damage to your liver has already been done. This is why it’s important that you get tested even if you feel fine. Hepatitis C is curable, but you first need to know if you even have it. A simple blood test can help you find out if you’ve been infected by the virus. If you test positive, antiviral drugs can cure hepatitis C in most cases and even prevent future issues.  

If you haven’t done so, it’s important that you get tested. If left untreated, hepatitis C can damage the liver cells, potentially leading to liver cancer or even liver failure. 

MedSavvy can help you pick the right medication for you. There are several different types of medications that can help treat hepatitis C. Each with its own benefits and side effects. Whether it’s glecaprevir-pibrentasvir or ledipasvir-sofosbuvir, our team of pharmacists grades each medication on its effectiveness and safety in treating hepatitis C.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that nearly all Americans over the age of 18 get tested for hepatitis C at least once during their lifetime. People who are at higher risk of contracting the disease, such as those who use injection drugs, may need to be tested more than once.  

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If you need help finding the right medication for you or want to see if there is an equally effective, cheaper alternative, you can always reach out to a MedSavvy pharmacist through our Ask A Pharmacist feature. 

*Pharmacy and pharmacist services are provided by JourniRx, Inc. (a licensed pharmacy).