New hepatitis C treatments
The Australian government is subsidising revolutionary new hepatitis C medicines for all Australians. General Practitioners can directly prescribe and manage hepatitis C treatment for their patients, and prescriptions can be filled at many local community pharmacies.
New hepatitis C treatments are simple, quick, highly effective and have few side effects.
|Tablets only||Injections and tablets|
|8 to 24 weeks||24 to 48 weeks|
|Over 90% success||50% to 80% success|
|Mild side effects||Nasty side effects|
The success of these new treatments has made the elimination of hepatitis C a real possibility.
There's never been a better time to think about hepatitis C treatment.
Start by talking to your doctor.
For more information on the new hepatitis C treatments and the treatment process visit our Hepatitis C Treatment page.
Any GP should be able to discuss treatment options with you.
If you need help finding a GP, call the Hepatitis SA helpline on 1800 437 222.
Many pharmacies across South Australia will fill prescriptions for hepatitis C medicines.
If you prefer to fill your prescription online, remember:
- to have a delivery and collection process where the medicine is not compromised by extreme temperatures, and
- to allow enough time for order processing and so there’s no break in your dosage.