If you are seeing a doctor about getting a prescription you can save yourself time, money and hassle if you bring all the things that are required.
Your doctor will need to know:
- Genotype (1 to 6 with or without a and b)
- Fibrosis by scan or biopsy (either as F score or kPa)
- Hepatitis B status
- Prior Treatments - what and when
- Current Medications
While you doctor can look these up (provided you know where they were done) it saves a lot of time if you have copies but if you don't have copies, don't worry.
Each of these impacts on the best choice of medications and duration.
Daclatasvir interacts with some common medications.
Routine tests pre-treatment
- Full Blood Count
- Liver Function
- Electrolytes Urea
- Viral Load
- Hep C surface Antibody, Hep C core Antibody +/- Hep B surface Antigen (for core positive, surface negative chronic Hep B patients)
- AFP (Alpha Feto Protein) - a screen for hepatocellular carcinoma
These tests only need to be done if there is nothing available in the last few months, but if you have them then it saves ordering them.