98%

of people who take MAVIRET as directed can expect to be cured^ of their hepatitis C (hep C), meaning that the hep C virus has been cleared from the body.

† MAVIRET is a prescription antiviral medicine used to treat adults and adolescents 12 years and older with chronic (long-lasting) hep C virus.

^ Cure means the hep C virus is not found in the blood 3 months after treatment ends.

 

What is MAVIRET?

MAVIRET is a prescription medicine used to treat adults and adolescents 12 years and older with any of the 6 major types of chronic (long-lasting) hep C.

MAVIRET belongs to a group of medicines called direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) and is available in tablet form.

Always take MAVIRET exactly as your healthcare professional tells you.

Hep C treatment with MAVIRET can take just 8 weeks*

MAVIRET is a tablet treatment for people with any of the 6 major types of hep C (genotypes 1-6).

* Some people will need to take MAVIRET for 12 weeks (3 months) or 16 weeks (4 months). Your healthcare professional will tell you how long you will need to take MAVIRET.

Safety

The most common side effects of MAVIRET are headache, tiredness and nausea.
All medicines can have some unwanted side effects.
Most side effects are mild and don’t last long.

Find out more about the side effects related to MAVIRET.

How does Maviret work?

MAVIRET CONTAINS A COMBINATION OF TWO MEDICINES THAT WORK TOGETHER TO STOP THE HEP C VIRUS FROM MULTIPLYING AND INFECTING NEW CELLS. THIS ALLOWS THE INFECTION TO BE CLEARED FROM THE BODY

Based on clinical trials, 98% of people who take MAVIRET as directed can expect to be cured^ of their hepatitis C (hep C), meaning that the hep C virus has been cleared from the body.

^Cure means the hep C virus is not found in the blood 3 months after treatment ends.

12 weeks after treatment is finished a blood test will confirm whether treatment with MAVIRET has worked. Once the test results come back, your healthcare professional will explain them.

There is a small chance that the hep C virus will not have been cleared. If this happens, your doctor or nurse will be able to talk to you about your options, and how you can continue to look after your liver.

The combined action of the medicines in MAVIRET aims to stop the hep C virus from multiplying and infecting more liver cells.

What happens if hepatitis C isn't treated?

THE LONGER YOU LIVE WITH HEP C, THE MORE LIKELY YOU WILL HAVE SOME SORT OF LIVER DAMAGE.

Hep C is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver. A healthy liver is very important for your overall health. Your liver performs many vital functions, including removal of waste products, fighting infection, controlling bleeding, digesting food, and storing energy.

If chronic (long-lasting) hep C is untreated, the hep C virus can multiply inside your liver cells and cause damage. In some cases, after more than 20 years, hep C damage can lead to cirrhosis (severe scarring), liver failure and sometimes liver cancer.

Everyone with chronic (long-lasting) hep C could benefit from antiviral treatment. Not only can getting rid of the virus lower your risk of developing severe liver disease, but it can also improve your quality of life.

It is important to treat hep C as it is highly contagious and can exist in small amounts of blood that are too small to see. It is spread when blood from an infected person enters another person’s bloodstream and can exist in traces of blood outside the body for up to 6 weeks.

Successful treatment may lower the risk of developing liver failure and developing liver cancer in people with cirrhosis, and lower the risk of spreading the virus to others by blood to blood contact.

Having hep C doesn’t automatically mean you’ll experience symptoms or develop liver disease.
But the longer you live with it, the more likely you will have some sort of liver damage.

MAVIRET Discussion Guide

Talk to your healthcare professional about MAVIRET

THE BEST WAY TO FIND OUT IF MAVIRET IS RIGHT FOR YOU IS TO TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

Download the discussion guide for questions to ask your healthcare professional about MAVIRET

If you have any questions about MAVIRET or hep C, talk to your healthcare professional.