Treatment for Hepatitis C

What's involved, where do you get it, what you need and the risks of not getting treatment.

WHATS INVOLVED?

Treatment now takes between 8 to 12 weeks and is a course of tablets that have hardly any side effects.

These new tablets are highly effective at clearing the infection in more than 95% of people.   

The old treatment regime that involved injections and tablets for a year are now gone. 

8-12 Weeks

WHAT YOU NEED

To get treatment you need one of the following:

  • PPS number

  • Medical Card

  • Long Term Illness Card

  • Health Amendment Act Card

If you do not have one of the following documents please contact us on info@hepcpartnership.ie or fill in our contact form below.

PPS Number

WHERE  TO GET IT

There are eight hospitals that currently provide treatment, these are:

  • Beaumont Hospital

  • Mater Hospital

  • St James’s Hospital

  • St Vincent’s Hospital

  • Galway University Hospital

  • Cork University Hospital

  • St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny

  • Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin

Following initial blood tests you will be given tablet by a pharmacist every 2 weeks or so throughout the duration. of the 8-12 weeks.

Hospital

IF UNTREATED

By not getting treatment you increase your chances of developing the following

  • Serious liver disease

  • Cirrhosis

  • Permanent liver damage such as liver cancer

  • liver failure (need for liver transplant)
     

Drinking Alcohol

If you have Hepatitis C and you drink large amounts of alcohol you can increase your risk of series liver damage.

HIV

If you have HIV you have a greater chance of developing liver damage and cirrhosis if you have hepatitis C. If you have both, you need to get treatment.

LIVER DISEASE

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Over 95% of people are Cured

Treatment is a course of Tablets

It takes 8-12 Weeks

If Untreated it can cause severe

liver damage