Hepatitis

Hepatitis

Millions of Americans live with chronic hepatitis infections. We’re here to provide the support necessary to improve our patients’ health and quality of life.

We help our patients manage HBV and cure HCV.

Services for Patients

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult. Working with a specialty pharmacy shouldn’t be. We’re here to provide the personalized, compassionate care you need to manage your condition and your overall health. Your Alphascript team will support you throughout your entire treatment.

Services for Providers

Your days should be filled with patient care, not paperwork. Let us help you with that. We’ll become an extension of your team, proactively communicating with you and helping with prior authorizations, financial assistance for your patients and more.

About Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common hepatitis viruses are hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). These viruses often cause similar symptoms, but affect the liver differently and are spread in different ways.

While not curable, chronic hepatitis B is treated with anitviral medications.

Hepatitis C is curable. Current treatments for hepatitis C involve 8-12 weeks of medication and cure over 90% of people with few side effects.

We’re here to help.

FAQs

Find answers to our patients’ most frequently asked questions.

Patient Resources

Learn more about hepatitis and its treatment from these links to educational resources and non-profit organizations.

Contact Us

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis

What is viral hepatitis?

Viral hepatitis is an infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Hepatitis can be both acute (lasting less than six months) or chronic (lasting more than six months). Alphascript helps patients manage chronic hepatitis infections.

What are the symptoms of hepatitis?

Some of the most common symptoms of both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are stomach pain, jaundice (yellow skin or eyes), dark urine, low-grade fever, loss of appetite and fatigue.

How is hepatitis B spread?

Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fluid including blood and semen. People can become infected with hepatitis B in several ways, including birth (spread from the infected mother to the infant), sex with an infected partner, sharing needles or other drug equipment, sharing items like toothbrushes or razors and direct contact with an infected person’s blood or open wound.

How is hepatitis C spread?

Hepatitis C is usually spread when the blood of a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Most commonly, hepatitis C is spread through sharing needles or other implements used to prepare and inject drugs. Hepatitis C can also be spread from mother to child at birth. It is less common, though still possible, to contract HCV through sex or sharing personal items (e.g. toothbrushes, razors).

What is the treatment for hepatitis B?

That depends on a variety of factors. People with hepatitis B should consult with their doctor to determine their best course of action and they should be monitored regularly. There are several medications available to treat chronic hepatitis B. Once a patient starts treatment, they typically take medication for life.

What is the treatment for hepatitis C?

In many cases, hepatitis C is curable. There are several specialty medications available to treat HCV. A doctor will prescribe medications and regimens based on an individual’s genotype and other factors. Regimens typically include oral medications and last 8-12 weeks.

Get in touch.

Call, email or send a message using the form below. For medical emergencies, please call 911.

(650) 412-4530

420 Industrial Road

San Carlos, CA 94070

pharmacy@alphascriptrx.com