Hepatitis C

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What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a viral disease that leads to inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus transmitted primarily by contaminated blood and is often associated with transfusion and IV drug abuse. However, in some case the source of hepatitis C is unknown.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hepatitis C

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hepatitis C

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Hepatitis C (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(PegIntron Redipen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Hepatitis C (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sovaldi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Hepatitis C (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pegasys)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Hepatitis C (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Harvoni)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Hepatitis C (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Hepatitis C, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hepatitis C

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hepatitis C (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Anemia Bowel urgency 8 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Hepatitis C (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(PegIntron Redipen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hepatitis C (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Suicidal ideation
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Hepatitis C (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sovaldi)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hepatitis C (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Hepatitis C (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pegasys)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hepatitis C (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Bone Pain Depressed mood 8 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Hepatitis C (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Harvoni)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hepatitis C (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Nausea and dizziness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Hepatitis C (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hyperness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Horrifying nightmares
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Hepatitis C, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hepatitis C on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 37
30s 56
40s 88
50s 200
60s 149
70+ 18

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

55% Females
45% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 45
30-39 years 43
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 361
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from Hepatitis C patients who have completed their condition history
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