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Medications for Hepatitis C

Other names: Chronic Hepatitis C; Hepatitis C, Chronic

Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver caused by an infection of the hepatitis C virus. 

Drugs used to treat Hepatitis C

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Harvoni 8.6 396 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ledipasvir / sofosbuvir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Sovaldi 7.7 47 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sofosbuvir systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antivirals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Epclusa 7.8 314 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: sofosbuvir / velpatasvir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mavyret 8.5 376 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: glecaprevir / pibrentasvir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ribavirin 5.1 10 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: ribavirin systemic

Brand names:  Ribasphere, RibaPak, Rebetol, RibaTab …show all

Drug class: purine nucleosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

sofosbuvir 7.6 50 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sofosbuvir systemic

Brand name:  Sovaldi

Drug class: miscellaneous antivirals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

ledipasvir / sofosbuvir 8.6 404 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ledipasvir / sofosbuvir systemic

Brand name:  Harvoni

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

sofosbuvir / velpatasvir 7.9 330 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: sofosbuvir / velpatasvir systemic

Brand name:  Epclusa

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Vosevi Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: sofosbuvir / velpatasvir / voxilaprevir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

glecaprevir / pibrentasvir 8.5 377 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: glecaprevir / pibrentasvir systemic

Brand name:  Mavyret

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

sofosbuvir / velpatasvir / voxilaprevir Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: sofosbuvir / velpatasvir / voxilaprevir systemic

Brand name:  Vosevi

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Pegasys 6.5 13 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2a systemic

Drug class: antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ribasphere 10 1 review
Rx X N

Generic name: ribavirin systemic

Drug class: purine nucleosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

RibaPak Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: ribavirin systemic

Drug class: purine nucleosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Viekira Pak 7.0 13 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

PegIntron 7.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Rebetol 5.5 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: ribavirin systemic

Drug class: purine nucleosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

RibaTab Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: ribavirin systemic

Drug class: purine nucleosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Zepatier 8.9 52 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: elbasvir / grazoprevir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

peginterferon alfa-2a 7.1 17 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2a systemic

Brand name:  Pegasys

Drug class: antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Intron A 1.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: interferon alfa-2b systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

peginterferon alfa-2b 7.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b systemic

Brand name:  PegIntron

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir 7.3 14 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir systemic

Brand name:  Viekira Pak

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

elbasvir / grazoprevir 8.9 52 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: elbasvir / grazoprevir systemic

Brand name:  Zepatier

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

interferon alfa-2b 5.5 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: interferon alfa-2b systemic

Brand name:  Intron A

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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