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Alternative Therapies--Efficacy

for Veterans and the Public

Do they work?

There is not enough research to tell if these treatments really help people with hepatitis C.

Many people who use alternative treatments report positive results, that they feel better or that their side effects get better. We don't know if those changes are due to their use of alternative treatments or not until better research has been done.

Avoid any alternate therapy that promises to cure hepatitis C.

There are several medications that can cure hepatitis C. Learn the facts about these medications.

If you are interested in learning whether an alternative treatment is safe enough and worth your paying money for and trying, discuss it directly with your provider.