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Author Topic: Scared to start treatment  (Read 5310 times)

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Offline Rkwilcox2016

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Scared to start treatment
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:10:13 am »
I'm new to this anyways found out last November that I have hep c doctors said I got it from transfusion when I was younger after my open heart surgery so I've had it about 30 years.  My liver is still in good shape and all my concern is my other meds I'm on  I take digoxin,metoprolol, linsinopril and warfarin I'm more concern about the digoxin and metoprolol my doctors said it will be fine and they will cut my digoxin dose down but I'm still scared.  Anyone out there that has taken digoxin with Harvoni? Or even metoprolol with it?

Offline brie41

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Re: Scared to start treatment
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 06:44:38 pm »
Hi Rk,

 Welcome!  I was quite nervous about starting Harvoni and I only take a thyroid med.   If you have any reason to doubt what they are telling you, then maybe consult with another Doctor before starting treatment.  I would talk to a Pharmacist at Gilead, Support Path too. Best of luck!  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Scared to start treatment
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 08:35:22 pm »
I found this

http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/harvoni-with-lisinopril-3567-16903-1476-0.html

Interactions between your selected drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Harvoni and lisinopril

However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

The prescribing information sheet for Harvoni has:

Coadministration of HARVONI with digoxin may increase the concentration of digoxin. Therapeutic concentration monitoring of digoxin is recommended when coadministered with HARVONI.

Would explain why they would consider reducing your digoxin

Here is the web site for My Support Path Harvoni

http://www.harvoni.com/support-and-savings/support-path


Connect with
HARVONI Support Path
1-855-7-MYPATH
(1-855-769-7284)
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!

 


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