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Harvoni is an oral tablet made up of two antiviral medications called ledipasvir and sofosbuvir. We carry the brand name of this medication in 90mg/400mg!
Harvoni is used to treat long-lasting, chronic hepatitis C (HCV). There are many different types of HCV, all of which can result in serious liver damage, like cirrhosis. Harvoni is only effective in treating specific genotypes of HCV and only in certain people. This disease is spread through blood and bodily fluid and has very little symptoms once contracted.
Harvoni is effective in helping your immune system fight the infection while also helping your liver recover by reducing the amount of hepatitis C in your body.
Follow only the directions given to you by your doctor, if you are unclear on how to take Harvoni, consult your doctor before attempting to take the medication.
Harvoni is taken by mouth, with or without food, once a day. Do not chew this medication. Harvoni will be most effective if the dug level in the body stays consistent. Keep it consistent by taking the medication at the same time every day; this will also ensure you do not miss a dose.
If you vomit within 5 hours of taking Harvoni; call your doctor as you may need to another dose.
If you are taking an antacid, take it at least 4 hours before or after taking Harvoni.
Store this medication in the original container in a dry cool place at room temperature.
Before proceeding with use, ensure you tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications as well any drug allergies you may have.
Those who have previously or currently have hepatitis B should be aware that by taking Harvoni you risk having the virus return or worsen. Tell your doctor if you have signs of returning or worsening hepatitis B (see side effects).
Adverse effects may arise in those who have liver disease while also taking Harvoni. Those while liver disease should speak with their doctor before taking Harvoni.
Harvoni may lower your blood sugar if you are a diabetic. Your doctor may have to adjust your diabetes medication before you start taking Harvoni. Consult your doctor if you notice signs of low blood sugar (see side effects).
During pregnancy, Harvoni should only be used if your doctor believes the benefit outweighs the risk.
Common side effects of Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) may include:
Signs to watch for:
New or worsening hepatitis B - right-sided upper stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.
Low blood sugar - sweating, nervousness, shakiness, weakness, extreme hunger, nausea, blurred vision or a fast heart beat.
How much does Harvoni cost?
Harvoni is a Tier 5 medication, which is made up of non-preferred specialty drugs. And unfortunately Medicare doesn’t help cover any of the cost for Harvoni, which can be quite exuberant. However, you may find a much more affordable option online on a Canadian Pharmacy, such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of 28 pills for $1088.
What is Harvoni?
Harvoni is a combination of two medications which are: Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir. And it is used to treat hepatitis C. It is a medication that is usually highly recommended, since it has a cure rate of 94% to 99% in people infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1. Harvoni is put to work by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body, which in turn helps your immune system fight off the infection and helps to recover your liver. This medication comes in the strength of 90mg/400mg. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.
What medicines should not be taken with Harvoni?
You shouldn’t take Harvoni alongside any of these medications; Antivirals like Aptivus (tipranavir) and Olysio (simeprevir), Cordarone, Pacerone, or Nexterone (amiodarone), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Dilantin and Phenytek (phenytoin), Equetro, Carbarol, or Tegretol (carbamazepine), Lanoxin (digoxin), Rifadin or Rimactine (rifampin), or the herbal supplement St. John's wort. Keep in mind that this is not the entire list of medications not to take with Harvoni. If you are taking any different medications, you should speak with your doctor first to find out what is best for you and your health.
What are the side effects of Harvoni?
Some of the most common side effects to Harvoni are as follows; Fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, and weakness. Do keep in mind that this is not all of the side effects that are listed for this medication. If you have any questions regarding this medication and it’s other possible side effects, consult with your doctor.
How long does Harvoni stay in your system after treatment?
Once you are done taking Harvoni, it can take up to 11 days before it finally leaves your system indefinitely. This medication is a much longer half-life then others on the market; therefore it takes a little bit longer than most others.
When was Harvoni approved?
Harvoni was approved for use on October 10, 2014.
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