Hepatitis C (cont.)
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If the patient is dehydrated, the health care practitioner may prescribe intravenous fluids to help the patient feel better.
If the patient is experiencing significant nausea and vomiting, he or she will receive medicine to help control these symptoms.
If the patient's symptoms are well controlled, they can be cared for at home. If dehydration or other symptoms are severe or if the patient is showing signs of confusion or delirium, then they may be hospitalized.
Medications are available to help eliminate HCV from the body or reduce its effects.
Certain medical conditions preclude the use of some HCV medications:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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