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Hepatitis C (cont.)

Hepatitis C Surgery

For end-stage liver disease, the only treatment is liver transplantation.

Hepatitis C Other Therapy

A significant number of people with hepatitis C cannot take interferon, ribavirin or protease inhibitors, or cannot tolerate the side effects. In others, the drugs simply don't work on the virus. Thus, there is active research on current and future medications for hepatitis C.

Although alternative therapies including milk thistle, licorice, and ginseng, have been promoted for use for hepatitis C, there is no scientific evidence that they work and they are not recommended.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
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