Herbal medicine

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Given the high cure rate with DAAs, herbal remedies now have no role for managing HCV.

No clinical trials have demonstrated that herbal remedies are effective against HCV, but in the past many people use them anyway. 

This was mainly because old HCV treatment was ineffective and difficult to tolerate.

Many combinations of herbs are sold to treat HCV or benefit the liver. Unfortunately, these products are unregulated, and differ in purity and strength.

Some may actually be harmful to the liver, and others may interact with HIV drugs and other medications. 

It is important to discuss the use of any herbs or supplements with your doctor. 

Last updated: 17 August 2017.