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Hepatitis C Treatment
Nearly 80% of those who acquire the virus go on to develop chronic infection. The liver becomes inflamed (Acute hepatitis) and there is destructions of the hepatocytes (liver cells). The next stage is that of chronic hepatitis which results in the patent having severe fatigue and on investigations there is elevation of liver enzymes (SGOT, SGPT). A prolonged phase of chronic hepatitis is followed by the development of cirrhosis. This is characterised by swelling of the feet and abdomen. A risk of blood vomiting. A possibility of development of loss of conciouness ( hepatic encephalopathy), Jaundice and finally death. Since it is a slowgrowing virus it may anywhere between 15-40 years for cirrhosis to set in. Another complication can be the development of liver cancer.
There are various types of the hepatitis C virus. These types are known as viral genotypes. The common genotypes in India are 3 (65%) 2 (25%) and 1(10%). Genotype 1 is a more severe and difficult to treat infection.
It is important to identify the virus early, as it is easy to treat and with good results at the stage of chronic hepatitis. Once cirrhosis sets in treatment becomes difficult and risky. At the stage of cirrhosis and liver cancer the only treatment option lift is liver transplant which is expensive, available at only a few centres and there is a acute shortage of donors.
The hepatitis viruses have long been seen as dreaded microbes as there was no definite cure for hepatitis up till now.Get Estimate
New Advances in Treatment of Hepatitis C
It is no longer the case now as a major breakthrough in the field of medicine has resulted in the development of two medicines to cure Hepatitis C – Sovaldi and Harvoni have been approved by the FDA of India in 2014 and are available now in India. Both these medicines have a very high success rate touching almost 90-100% in some cases. The generic version of Sovaldi medicine is now available in the country and that of Harvoni will follow soon. The generic versions are almost 99% cheaper than the branded ones.
Hepatitis C is a chronic disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C virus. It is a disease without boundaries. WHO estimates that around 130 million people are affected by the deadly virus across the globe and around 500 000 people are killed by the disease every year. The virus can gain entry in to the body through transfusion of infected and unscreened blood or use of improperly sterilized surgical instruments and syringes. The disease can be short term or long term. Once inside the body the virus may be expelled out within 6 months in around 15% of the people or remain there for life in rest of the 85% of the patients. The patients generally present with jaundice, yellow urine, bone and muscle pain, belly pain, itchy skin and fatigue. Most people develop liver cirrhosis or cancer eventually which can be fatal.
Till now the only cure for all kinds of Hepatitis was- Interferon; a costly drug, available for the privileged few, with many side effects. The recent breakthrough has come as a boon for many patients in India and around the world.
The treatment of hepatitis C has been evolving over the last 20 years. A weekly injection of Pegylated interferon and Tab Ribavarin has been the standard of care till 2014. Pegylated interferon is associated with a number of side effects, starting from flu like symptoms to bone marrow depression. A new drug was launched in 2014 in the united states by the name of Sofosbuvir (Trade name Sovaldi). This is among the most expensive drugs in the world, a 3 month treatment is likely to cost $ 84,000. It has much better efficacy and can be given either as a 2 drug combination with Ribavarin or a three drug combination of Peginterferon, Ribavarin and Sofosbuvir.
In India latest treatment options are made available to its patients at one tenth of the cost of treatment available in the USA. There are different treatment packages depending on the severity of the disease. The newer drugs have lesser side effects as compared to interferons which is a major advantage.Post a Query
Expected Time schedule for HCV Treatment at SafeMedTrip affiliated Hospitals in India
- Send the patient details including HCV RNA and LFT report at least a week in advance.
- On the day of arrival ( Bet 9am and 2.00pm)
a. Consultation with doctor and identification of problems.
b. Blood tests
d. UGI Endoscopy
- On day 2 (9-10am)
a. Collection of Reports,
b. Starting Treatment (Either 2 or 3 drugs)
- On Day 6 (9-10am)
a. Consultation with doctor,
b. Blood tests for monitoring treatment
- On Day 7 (9-10am)
a. Consultation with the doctor,
b. Work out plan for follow up, Back Home.
Estimated Cost Of Medical Treatment In India
The cost of treatment is one tenth of the cost of treatment available in the USA. It depends on the duration of medication.
|Package 1 (12 Weeks)||USD 2100||Includes Sofsosbovir & Ribavirin|
|Package 2 (24 Weeks)||USD 2600||Includes Sofsosbovir & Ribavirin|
|Package 3 (12 Weeks)||USD 3600||Includes Sofsosbovir, Ribavirin & Interferons|
|Package 4 (24 Weeks)||USD 4600||Includes Sofsosbovir, Ribavirin & Interferons|
The above costs are indicative and the actual treatment plan and cost estimate can only be made on the basis of detailed medical examination and reports.
The package does not include the following:
- Cost for treatment for additional co morbidities
- Outside Hospital expenses (lodging, food, travel and maintenance expenses)
- Professional charges of other consultants
- Any admission required
- Use of other special drugs/ consumablesRefer a Patient
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Frequently Asked Questions
Once we receive your reports, we will get them reviewed by our medical experts and will send you a detailed treatment package consisting of doctor’s diagnosis, treatment plan, cost of treatment, duration of stay in hospital and duration of stay in India besides other relevant details.
Once you have confirmed to us that you want to proceed further to get treatment in India, our team will help you with the Indian medical visa assistance and documentation process. We will also help you in arranging for a comfortable local stay for you and your attendant. You don’t have to send any money in advance.
Savings can be from 30-50%, depending upon the procedure and the destination. Your treatment will be carried out from only the best hospitals in India that are NABH accredited and have specialists that are recognized globally for their expertise.
From the date you decide on one of the three affordable treatment packages offered to you. It may take 1- 3 weeks to obtain Medical Visa and book flight tickets. We have zero waiting period and you can be received at the Airport on arrival and immediately admitted at hospital and treatment will start.
Its advisable that you should not delay your treatment particularly in case of severe illnesses like Cancer, Heart or Spine etc. Early start of treatment results in quick recovery and lower expense compared to delay of treatment.
The difference in cost package due to the labour and insurance costs of the hospital operating in India, and not by the difference in the quality of treatment.
Each patient is assigned to a SafeMedTrip Patient Case Manager who will take care of every single detail ranging from arrival to send off.
Yes, of course. We will provide you with complete assistance in selecting high-quality hotels near the hospital location that fits your budget.
You will be given a complete profile of the specialist before you proceed for the treatment. On special request, we will be happy to connect you with him through a teleconferencing service facilitated by Skype.
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