UNDERSTAND KEY TREATMENT TERMS
Your doctor or healthcare professional may use these terms when you start to talk about treating your hep C.
Most people with chronic hep C do not have symptoms. That’s called being asymptomatic, or without symptoms.
Your healthcare provider may ask if you are taking birth control. You should not take MAVYRET with birth control products containing ethinyl estradiol.
Cirrhosis is a form of liver damage or liver scarring. In patients with cirrhosis, scar tissue replaces healthy tissue.
Over time, hep C can become a chronic infection, meaning an infection that lasts a long time. Chronic hep C can lead to liver damage or liver scarring.
Cured means there is no hep C virus found in your blood 3 months after treatment ends.
Hepatitis C has several distinct genotypes – types or strains of the virus. Your healthcare professional may perform a test to understand which genotype you have. There are 6 major genotypes. MAVYRET treats all 6 major genotypes.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver.
Medication-assisted treatment is a combination of medication and counseling for those in recovery from addiction.
Most people with hep C don't have noticeable symptoms. That means you may not know you have hep C. The most common symptoms of chronic hep C are tiredness and depression.