What to know about Hepatitis C

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Condition Introduction

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus. For some people it is a short-term illness, but for 75-85% of people who become infected, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, like liver damage, cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer, and even death.

Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. Anyone at any age can get Hepatitis C. Risk factors include:

  • Current and past injection drug users, including those who injected only one time or many years ago
  • People who received donated blood, blood products and organs before 1992
  • People who received body piercings or tattoos done with non-sterile instruments
  • People living with HIV

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At Meijer Specialty Pharmacy, our pharmacists are at the center of a complete team of specialists dedicated to your well-being. So whether you need help with side effects, managing costs, injection training, understanding how and when to take your medications; we’ll do whatever we can to help you, your family, and every family, live as well as possible.

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