What is Hepatitis?
“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. It is most often caused by a virus. In the U.S. the most common types of viral Hepatitis are Hepatitis A, B, C. Hepatitis C is the most prevalent, and Hepatitis A is the least prevalent in the U.S. Millions of Americans have Hepatitis but many of them are unaware that they have been infected. Fortunately for those affected, there are many new medications available that can treat this condition. These new drugs have fewer side effects, are taken for a shorter time period and are easier to administer than previous Hepatitis medications.
The pharmacists and nurses at Cottrill’s have an extensive understanding of the complexities of managing this condition and secondary health issues that may accompany it. We work closely with you and your physician to ensure that you are on the right medication. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to ensuring patients are adherent to their treatment plan which helps us provide improved patient outcomes and lower costs to the health plan.
We will regularly review your medications, help you manage side effects, and ensure that you avoid any potential drug interactions. Hepatitis drugs can be very costly. We will work with your insurance company to secure authorizations needed to ensure that they are covered by your plan. We can also connect you with manufacturers and support organizations that may offer financial assistance.