Managing Hepatitis C can be overwhelming for patients. Our dedicated Clinical Care Team of pharmacists, nurses, and patient care coordinators assist patients with their healthcare insurance, investigate financial assistance for high co-pays, and provide counseling and drug education.
When you start your therapy, we’ll provide information and training to ensure you understand how to and when to take your medication, and can anticipate any side effects. Then we’ll follow up to check in and answer questions. We’re also available 24/7 if questions arise.
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. Often it causes few symptoms and many people who are infected with the virus may not even know it. Those who experience symptoms may have jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, and fatigue. If left untreated, it can lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer, and some patients may need a liver transplant.
What are the treatment options?
Since 2013, several new treatments have been approved by the FDA. These daily pills are combinations of different drugs that target Hepatitis C. You may need to take your treatment for up to 8-12 weeks, depending on which medication your doctor prescribes. Some of these medications may cause side effects, including fatigue, headache, nervousness, depression, hair loss, flu-like symptoms and low blood counts.
Your treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and what type of Hepatitis virus you have. There are several types of Hepatitis; in the U.S. the most common type is called genotype 1, followed by genotype 2 and 3.
A Personalized Approach to the Patient Experience
We review all of the medications our patients are taking. Then we dive deep into their medical history to provide complete medication therapy management. This comprehensive standard of care means higher adherence levels and healthier patients.
- Reducing and/or Delaying Disease Progression
- Enhancing Patient’s Quality of Life and Satisfaction
- Keeping Patients in the Workforce and/or School Longer
- Decreasing Healthcare Costs
- Monitor Medication Adherence
- Managing Medication Side Effects
- Recognizing and Responding to Suboptimal Responses to Therapy
If you’re living with Hepatitis the Aureus Team is here to help. Please call us at: (844) 428-7387 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org