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Current and Future Medications for Hepatitis C (cont.)

Lifestyle Changes and Home Care

When a diagnosis of HCV is made, patients are encouraged to adhere to the following recommendations to guard against further damage to the liver:

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Do not drink alcohol of any kind, including beer, wine, and hard liquor.
  • Avoid medicines and substances that can harm the liver, for example, large doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and other acetaminophen-containing preparations.
  • Eat a healthy diet (balanced with fruits and vegetables)
  • Avoid prolonged, vigorous exercise until symptoms improve.
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