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Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus

An Update on Medications and Patient Education

Molino, Suzanne; Cottreau, Jessica

doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000575
Pharmacology
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The treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) has evolved significantly, marked by the approval of combination, direct-acting antiviral medications, which have improved the tolerability and efficacy of therapy. As the number of patients engaged in HCV treatment increases, it is important that all members of the healthcare team remain current on treatment options and equipped with the knowledge to educate patients. Nursing staff play a critical role in understanding the role of new medications in treatment, significant drug interactions, and patient counseling points on administration, potential adverse reactions, and the importance of adherence.

Suzanne Molino, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL.

Jessica Cottreau, PharmD, BCPS, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial interests to any commercial company related to this educational activity.

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