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Author Topic: Viekiera pak side effects  (Read 8661 times)

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Offline Ange

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Viekiera pak side effects
« on: April 23, 2016, 09:22:27 am »
Ok, hello all.  I.m almost 5 weeks into viekeira pal and have been put on tablets for high blood pressure.  Never had it before in my life. I.m not overweight, don't smoke or drink.
Last Sunday called ambulance as it was 210/98. It,s going down now, thank God. I hope I can come off the tablets when the treatment finishes.
Apart from that, itching has gone and So have muscle and joint pains. I have more energy than I did before I started .
Female
diagnosed 1b 1998
2009 unresponsive to interferon/riba
currently on 12 weeks Viekirax/Exviera

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Re: Viekiera pak side effects
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 12:11:26 pm »
I have not heard that and it isn't listed as a side effect. Do you have cirrhosis? Are you taking ribavirin? Did they give you an explanation? Were you dehydrated and perhaps ate a high sodium meal? So glad things are better!!!!!!!
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Viekiera pak side effects
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 01:04:37 am »
The people I know who have done VP have mentioned their BP going down on treatment not up. I only speak of about 1/2 dozen people, I was one of them.
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
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Offline Ange

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Re: Viekiera pak side effects
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 04:26:30 am »
My fibroscan was 12  ultrasound showed no sign of cirrhosis.  I have hosp. appt. Monday  so should hear some 2 week. blood results. B/P perfectly fine now with the pills.  We.'ll see when treatment ends if it is the cause. Whatever I.m so pleased to be on this treatment and will keep posting xxxx
Female
diagnosed 1b 1998
2009 unresponsive to interferon/riba
currently on 12 weeks Viekirax/Exviera

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Viekiera pak side effects
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2016, 05:08:54 am »
Please do, Ange. As you can see from my sig I too did VP - 24 weeks of it, with riba.I got my SVR24 last month - a very happy result! I hope you will get the same great news. :)
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline Ange

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Re: Viekiera pak side effects
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2016, 06:28:17 am »
Thanks. This forum Is a great support x
Female
diagnosed 1b 1998
2009 unresponsive to interferon/riba
currently on 12 weeks Viekirax/Exviera

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Re: Viekiera pak side effects
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2016, 08:07:44 am »
Ange,

I can't speak to a blood pressure that high, but i did experience intermittent spikes in blood pressure and it seemed to coincide with an the increasing sensation that my heart would beat out of my chest.  Since i practice yoga, and systematic breathing, i was able to prevent my awareness of the physical process from spurring an acute anxious reaction (which may?? be the cause of precisely why it was so high)....  I didnt see if you were on riba, but if you were, riba has some nasty effects on the circulatory system,.. even amongst people who dont signify through their bloodwork that they are anemic, my trial doctor has found that a large portion of them are suffering from similar symptoms...if you happen to have CBC labs available, check your reticulocytes.. if they are high its yet another indicator that RBC/HGB are being destroyed and your body is working overtime to replace them...
Diagnosed 2014 Viral Load 108,000
Treatment Vpak w/ Riba Weight Based 12 weeks
Viral Loads:
Day 1 Hour 1= 95989
Hour 2=100,805
Hour 4=10681
Hour6=1487
Hour 8=809
Day 2=101
Day 3=45
Day4=23
Day 5=21
Week 1= 14
Week 2= <12
Week 4= <12
Week 8= Undetected
Week 12 (EOT, ~12 hours after last dose)= Undetected
Week 15- Rash From Pre tx returns, viral illness symptoms manifest.. Please lord No......

 


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