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New Hepatitis C Virus Therapies - Sofosbuvir, Velpatasvir, and Voxilaprevir in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 635 reviews

Course Summary

Hepatitis C virus can cause acute and chronic liver disease. The primary treatment of chronic hepatitis C is antiviral therapy. New antiviral therapy can generally eradicate the virus through an easier and shorter course of care than with prior methods and offer a different approach — targeting the virus itself to fight off the disease — that is proving successful in the fight against hepatitis C. An important consideration for patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C viral infection includes ongoing surveillance for liver fibrosis and other complications that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This is the third in a five course series on Hepatitis C.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Antiviral Drugs: An Overview

III.         Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir for Chronic Hepatitis C

1.   HCV Genotypes and Sustained Virologic Response

2.   Contraindications and Warnings

3.   Drug Interactions

4.   Pregnancy

5.   Side Effects

6.   General Patient Education

IV.          Sofosbuvir, Velpatasvir and Voxilaprevir

1.   Warning of Prior Hepatitis B Infection

2.   Drug Interactions

3.   Pregnancy

4.   Side Effects

5.   Vosevi

V.            Case Study

1.   Discussion

VI.          Summary


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