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Author Topic: Harvoni and dental work?  (Read 6956 times)

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Offline pansy

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Harvoni and dental work?
« on: April 17, 2016, 08:29:14 pm »
Hello, All,

I have to make an emergency visit to the dentist, and I'm wondering does anyone know if novocaine and antibiotics are OK to use, while on Harvoni?

Thank you for any feedback!

I've put this up in the wrong category,
please excuse me!

pansy
« Last Edit: April 17, 2016, 08:37:19 pm by pansy »
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Harvoni and dental work?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 12:41:06 am »
I would suggest you ask your doctor or pharmacist that prescribed the Harvoni. But as far as I know should not be an issue.

The one I am most worried about would be the antibiotic but lidocaine should not be an issue. I had an upper endoscopy where they sedated you with midazolam plus fentanyl while on treatment with Harvoni and also had some dental work that required lidocaine. Was not a problem but those are only for a short time use. Antibiotics are usually taken for a number of days
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Harvoni and dental work?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 02:24:26 pm »
Hey Pansy, my pharmacy includes a Harvoni info sheet w/ each bottle and it does say to "tell dentists, surgeons and other doctors that you use this drug."  It does not say why or answer your other questions, however.  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline pansy

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Re: Harvoni and dental work?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 06:03:29 pm »
Hi Lynne K, & FutureThinker,

Thanks for your replies!

I visited my dentist for an emergency root canal, (using injected numbing agents.)
I checked the list of drugs on the pdf Harvoni to not mix, no mention of that.
No antibiotics were necessary.

As a form of back-up, I like to ask others on this forum, too!
I did tell my dentist I was taking Harvoni.
Everything went smoothly...

Thanks again to my fellow H-train riders!  8)

pansy
« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 06:07:30 pm by pansy »
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

Offline pansy

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Re: Harvoni and dental work?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 05:49:54 am »
I had root canal work yesterday, it all seemed to go well.
Today, it's Sat., and I've felt like a cold is coming on.
Rested all day.
I just took temperature, 38.6.
I took a headache-fever down tab.

Tomorrow is Sunday, my dentist and dr's are not available, although I have a dr appt on Monday.

I called hosp., nurse told me just rest and let fever down tab work.
If fever doesn't go down, has anyone any ideas?

I feel nervous.

It's times like this, I feel alone here.

Thanks.

pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

 


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