Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 28, 2024, 02:09:24 pm

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 6307
  • Latest: golfer
Stats
  • Total Posts: 55120
  • Total Topics: 4850
  • Online Today: 146
  • Online Ever: 1314
  • (June 22, 2016, 05:23:42 am)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 88
Total: 88

Welcome

Welcome to the Hep Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people who have Fatty Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, C or a co-infection, their friends and family and others with questions about hepatitis and liver health. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

Privacy Warning: Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.
  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.
  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.
  • Product advertisement (including links); banners; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from the Hep Forum Moderators.
Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: harvoni causing sore gums  (Read 5097 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DLANGS1953

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
harvoni causing sore gums
« on: June 20, 2015, 03:08:22 pm »
I am in my 8th week of a 12 week harvoni and riboviron treatment.   Virus was not detected after 4 weeks which is new for me. I have been treated previously with Sivaldi for 12 weeks and vectreles (spelling ??) for 48 weeks. Virus was never undetected this early in previous treatments.

I am experiencing really sore gums after 6 weeks of treatment. I'm thinking it's unrelated but wanted to check with others taking harvoni.

Thanks and good luck to all.

Offline KimInTheForest

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,972
  • Believe in yourself
Re: harvoni causing sore gums
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 04:54:34 pm »
Mouth and gum soreness, and even open sores in mouth and gums, are a documented Ribavirin side effect. I had a bit of that start up last week. (I am now in Week 7 of Harvoni+Ribavirin.) I increased my dietary vitamin C with fruit and with drinking lots of water with fresh lemon squeezed into it (no sugar). Also doubled down on oral hygiene, tooth-brushing, flossing, etc. I also started taking a selenium/C/E anti-oxidant combo that I had on my shelf (although generally I am not a pill-taker). Problem disappeared pretty quickly - in 5 days or so. I think rinsing with warm salt water would also help. I was going to do that, but these other methods sorted it out before I got around to starting the salt water rinse.

best of luck to you!
kim :)
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 06:13:57 pm by KimInTheForest »
Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/

 


© 2024 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.