Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Most people infected with HCV have no symptoms. In fact, most people don’t know they have the HCV infection until liver damage shows up, decades later, during routine medical tests. HCV is one of several hepatitis viruses and is generally considered to be among the most serious of these viruses. HCV is passed through contact with contaminated blood — most commonly through needles shared during illegal drug use. (source: Mayo Clinic)
Anti-viral therapies are shown to help manage the disease, and can eventually clear some patients of the condition. The complex treatments, usually supervised by gastroenterologists and infectious disease physicians, can be physically demanding. The pharmacists at Avita are uniquely trained to supervise the prescribed drug therapies and help maximize the benefits of the patient’s prescription regimen.
Along with discreet individual counseling, the pharmacists at Avita can help patients prevent or manage:
- Common side effects such as flu-like symptoms, anemia, and debilitating psychological stress
- Harmful drug interactions by assessing your personal health history
- Drug coordination, dosing, and a tailor-made adherence schedule