What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus. It causes the liver to swell and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. There is no vaccine or cure for hepatitis C.

Treatment for hepatitis C includes taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat hepatitis C are hepatitis C protease inhibitors, thrombopoiesis stimulating agents, interferon alphas, and nucleoside analogue antivirals. Vaccinations can also be given.

Savings Tips for Hepatitis C

  • FDA Safety Alert: Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C

    November 12, 2016

    The FDA has issued a drug safety alert for direct-acting antivirals used to treat Hepatitis C. They warn that using direct-acting antivirals such as Sovaldi, Harvoni, or Zepatier can cause a reactivation of Hepatitis B in patients who have been previously infected with the virus.

    The FDA gained knowledge about the reactivation of hepatitis B occurring from direct-acting antivirals through reported incidents and published literature. See More

  • New Hepatitis C Med Epclusa Now Approved

    July 28, 2016

    More and more new hepatitis C medications are being approved at a faster rate than ever thanks to the FDA’s Priority Review program. New approvals over the past few years include Sovaldi, Harvoni, Viekira Pak.

    This is great news, as it means there are more effective options than ever out there to treat hepatitis C—and the most recent addition, Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir), is another first of its kind treatment. See More

  • GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide: What Are the Most Expensive and Most Popular Drugs in the US

    January 28, 2016

    The new Goodrx Top 10 Lists are in, and this time we take a look back at the end of 2015. These are the most popular and most expensive drugs in the US, and they cover all kinds of conditions from common heart and pain meds to pricey treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

    To start with—which drugs were filled the most in the last quarter of 2015?

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Popular Hepatitis C Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nucleoside Analogue Antivirals 155 See Prices
Nucleotide Polymerase / NS5A Inhibitor Combinations 24,977 See Prices
Nucleotide Polymerase / NS5A Inhibitor Combinations 31,571 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Hepatitis C Drug Classes

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