Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Includes Expert Content
Is Relapse after one year of SVR curable in Hepatitis C Genotype 4
Ravs_Kaur posted:
My mother is a Patient of Hepatitis C genotype 4. sh took treatment for 48 weeks with both Alfa 2b Interferon and ribavrin. She had an early viroligical response and her report was target not detected after 1 month in real time PCR test. After one year 5 months from the treatment now her latest report read less than 12 IU/ml in the real time PCR. HCV RNa test. What can be done now. Does this mean that the virus has come bak. Because her earlier reports have always shown that the target was not detected. Would she have to go through the treatment again. Can some one pls let me know?
Melissa Palmer, MD responded:
The viral load needs to be repeated as when it is this low it is typically an error
billm57 responded:
believe the new testing procedures are much more sensitive- less than 12 means undetectable for all practical purposes - 12 is the lower limit of quantification - i feel they should perform the same assay every time to avoid confusion

Helpful Tips

Grapefruit Juice-Simple
There has been a study at the Boston MA Hospital about pure and simple grapefruit juice. It WORKS!!!!! I have been on 3 txs including ... More
Was this Helpful?
13 of 27 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.