The days of ‘interferon’ (delivered in combination with another drug called ‘ribavirin’) are behind us. The cornerstone of hepatitis C treatment since the hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989, interferon was a complex therapy, enduring (24-48 weeks), with significant side effects for many. New direct-acting antiviral medicines for hepatitis C are an incredible advance in technology and patient experience.
Some people report complementary medicines help to alleviate symptoms of their chronic hepatitis C; however, some complementary medicines can be harmful to the liver. Therefore, the best outcomes are achieved through collaboration between the person with
hepatitis C, their GP or liver specialist, and their complementary medicine practitioner.