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

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Offline DLANGS1953

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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

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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/


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