Test. Treat. Cure hep C.

New hepatitis C treatments

In March 2016, the Australian government subsidised revolutionary new hepatitis C medicines for all Australians and for the first time, General Practitioners could directly prescribe and manage hepatitis C treatment for their patients. Prescriptions can also be filled at local community pharmacies.

New hepatitis C treatments are simple, quick, highly effective and have few side effects.

New Old

Tablets only

Injections and tablets

Injections and tablets

8-24 weeks

8 to 24 weeks

24-48 weeks

24 to 48 weeks

Over 90% success

Over 90% success

50-80% success

50% to 80% success

Mild side effects

Mild side effects

Nasty 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 the Hepatitis C Treatment page on the Hepatitis SA website.

Which doctor?

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.

Which pharmacy?

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‚Äôs no break in your dosage.