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Hepatitis C: Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatments

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This information sheet discusses side effects of treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains that most people have side effects from the treatment, describes some of the side effects and how they may be reduced, what to do about mood changes that result from treatment, the need to adhere to treatment despite the side effects, and who to contact for more information.

Hepatitis C: Treatments for Hepatitis C

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This information sheet discusses treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains the treatments that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and how they work. It suggests discussing the different treatments with the doctor and deciding with the doctor which would be best. The information sheet also describes tests needed before, during, and after treatment, different types of responses to treatment, and the side effects of treatment, and suggests ways to help the treatment work.

Patient Treatment Tracking Chart

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This chart helps patients track the progress of their hepatitis C treatment. It is used to record results of monthly tests, to remind the patient of medications and side effects, and shoud be taken to visits with the health care provider. The accompanying information sheet explains the items on the chart.

Patient Treatment Tracking Chart [Sample]

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This sample patient treatment tracking chart illustrates how the chart is to be completed. The accompanying information sheet explains how the clinician can use the chart to educate patients about their lab results and why they are experiencing certain side effects.

Expedited Partner Therapy in the Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Review and Guidance

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This report reviews the evidence for the use of expedited partner therapy (EPT) for treatment of STDs. EPT is defined as treatment of sexual partners without an intervening personal assessment by a health care provider. The most common method of EPT is patient-delivered partner therapy, in which clinicians provide patients with drugs for their sex partners, prescribe extra doses of medication or write prescriptions for partners.

Hepatitis C and Alcohol

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This pamphlet discusses the relationship between hepatitis C and alcohol. It includes information about what happens to people with hepatitis C, alcohol’s effect on treatment, and alcohol use and liver health.

Hepatitis C Quicknotes: Version 2

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This information sheet has tables that provide guidelines for pretreatment assessment and counseling, screening and testing patients for hepatitis C, post-test strategy treatment, follow-up lab monitoring, and adjusting therapy based on lab results.

Hepatitis: Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

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This bilingual information sheet presents information about hepatitis: what it is, the routes of transmission, symptoms of the infection, how hepatitis is treated, and how to protect oneself from hepatitis. It also provides information sources from NIDDK.

Cirrhosis: A Patient’s Guide

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This guide explains basic facts about cirrhosis, which is a disease of the liver. It can help patients understand the causes and treatments of cirrhosis. The pamphlet answers patients' questions about common complications of cirrhosis and provides information on how to deal with these complications. It also provides practical tips on how to keep a patient's liver as healthy as possible, including things to do and things to avoid.

Cirrosis: Una Guía Para el Paciente

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This pamphlet explains basic facts about cirrhosis, which is a disease of the liver. It can help patients understand the causes and treatments of cirrhosis. The pamphlet answers patients' questions about common complications of cirrhosis and provides information on how to deal with these complications. It also provides practical tips on how to keep a patient's liver as healthy as possible, including things to do and things to avoid.

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