What are the chances of success?

Does my genotype affect treatment?

It is very difficult to give exact figures for the chances of success, because there are so many factors that have an impact on treatment, including your genotype, gender, how long you've had the virus and even weight.

Based on available research, the treatment of choice for chronic Hepatitis C with the best chance of success is currently a combination of Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin. In Scotland, this treatment is available which can cure up to 80% of those treated, depending on your genotype.

If treatment doesn't work, talk to your medical team about trying again. Treatment can be unsuccessful for a variety of reasons.

Of course, the more care you take of yourself, the better your chances of success. This may involve some changes to your lifestyle for a period. So make sure you complete the treatment without missing a single dose. Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and get as much rest as possible. Also seek help and support for any side effects you experience while on treatment.

Hepatitis C Scotland


© Health Protection Scotland