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Treating Hepatology Conditions

December 23, 2020 | Paragon Specialty
We partner with hepatologists nationwide to provide their patients with life-saving and life-giving therapies. Read our latest blog article to learn more about how we serve patients with hepatitis through our specialty division.
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At Paragon, we work with hepatologists from all over the nation to treat hepatology conditions. A hepatologist is a doctor that specializes in the study of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas. They diagnose and manage diseases and conditions affecting these areas. Most commonly, they manage and treat liver diseases, such as viral and chronic hepatitis. 

 

Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver. There are several different types of viral hepatitis. They all have similar symptoms which can include one or more of the following: 

  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) 
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Joint pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stool

 

Chronic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that lasts for at least six months. This condition can range from mild where there is little damage to severe where liver cells become destroyed. In some cases, it can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver failure. 

 

Paragon provides the most advanced specialty medications to treat hepatitis. The goal is to prevent further liver damage and to avoid cirrhosis and liver failure. The medications Paragon offers may be taken by mouth in the comfort of your own home. 

 

Every patient has a different experience with hepatitis. They each have different symptoms and face different challenges. Paragon's goal is to provide our patients with the best therapeutic option to relieve their symptoms, overcome their challenges, prevent disease progression, and help them adhere to their hepatologist's treatment plan. 

 

Treatments We Offer:

  • Epclusa (sofosbuvir-velpatasvir) – This medication is a combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C, an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It may sometimes be used with ribavirin (another antiviral medication). These drugs work by preventing the virus from being re-created. They reduce the amount of the virus in your body to where it is not detectable. Epclusa is available as a tablet to be taken by mouth. 
  • Harvoni (ledipasvir-sofosbuvir) – This medication is a combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C, an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). These drugs work by preventing the virus from being re-created, and they reduce the amount of the virus in your body to where it is not detectable. Harvoni is available as a tablet to be taken by mouth. It is also available as pellets that can be sprinkled on soft foods such as pudding and mashed potatoes. 
  • Mavyret (glecaprevir-pibrentasvir) – This medication is a combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C, an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). These drugs work by preventing the virus from being re-created, and they reduce the amount of the virus in your body to where it is not detectable. Mavyret is available as a tablet to be taken by mouth. 
  • Vosevi (sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir) – This medication is a combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C, an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). These drugs work by preventing the virus from being re-created, and they reduce the amount of the virus in your body to where it is not detectable. Vosevi is available for a tablet to be taken by mouth. 
  • Xifaxan (rifaximin) – This medication is used to treat and reduce the risk of hepatic encephalopathy. Hepatic encephalopathy is the loss of brain function due to liver disease. The liver cannot remove toxins from the blood. Xifaxan is available as a tablet to be taken by mouth. 

 

Paragon is here to help improve each of our patients' quality of life. When we receive a medication and supply order, we move quickly to ensure our patients receive everything they need promptly. 

 

If you or a loved one are seeking a healthcare company that puts people first, tell your provider that you want to join the Paragon family. We treat a wide range of conditions that fall under dermatology, gastroenterology, immunology, hepatology, rheumatology, and more. Some of the most common conditions that we treat include multiple sclerosis (MS), Crohn's Disease, primary immune deficiency, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Contact us today to learn more at www.paragonhealthcare.com/specialty.

 

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