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Medications for Hepatitis C

Other names: Chronic Hepatitis C; Hepatitis C, Chronic

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

Medications 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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ribavirin Rx X N 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ribavirin systemic

Brand names:  Ribasphere, RibaPak, Copegus, Rebetol, RibaTab, Moderiba

Drug class: purine nucleosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sofosbuvir Rx B N 46 reviews
7.0

Generic name: sofosbuvir systemic

Brand name:  Sovaldi

Drug class: miscellaneous antivirals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
ledipasvir / sofosbuvir Rx B N 303 reviews
8.0

Generic name: ledipasvir / sofosbuvir systemic

Brand name:  Harvoni

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
peginterferon alfa-2a Rx C N 15 reviews
7.0

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2a systemic

Brand name:  Pegasys

Drug class: antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
peginterferon alfa-2b Rx C N Add review
6.0

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b systemic

Brand name:  PegIntron

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
daclatasvir Rx N 9 reviews
10

Generic name: daclatasvir systemic

Brand name:  Daklinza

Drug class: NS5A inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
simeprevir Rx X N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: simeprevir systemic

Brand name:  Olysio

Drug class: protease inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
interferon alfa-2b Rx C N 2 reviews
1.0

Generic name: interferon alfa-2b systemic

Brand name:  Intron A

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
telaprevir Rx X N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: telaprevir systemic

Drug class: protease inhibitors

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir Rx B N 8 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir systemic

Brand names:  Viekira Pak, Viekira XR

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
sofosbuvir / velpatasvir Rx U 46 reviews
8.0

Generic name: sofosbuvir / velpatasvir systemic

Brand name:  Epclusa

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
elbasvir / grazoprevir Rx U 26 reviews
8.0

Generic name: elbasvir / grazoprevir systemic

Brand name:  Zepatier

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir systemic

Brand name:  Technivie

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 Schedule
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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