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Author Topic: When is the best time to take my meds?  (Read 5779 times)

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Offline strangerbynight

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When is the best time to take my meds?
« on: August 08, 2017, 11:04:59 pm »
I just got my generics harvoni from Greg Jefferys today and i will start taking it tomorrow, what time will be best to take the meds? I kind of want to take around 9:00 a.m after light breakfast, after that i hit the gym for 45 minutes treadmill, will i be ok like that?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: When is the best time to take my meds?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 11:52:15 pm »
The best time of day is a time you will be able to remember to take your dose consistently at the same time without forgetting.
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1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
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Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: When is the best time to take my meds?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 03:31:24 am »
Ditto what Lynn said. You can't tell ahead of time whether Harvoni will give you extra energy (what we jokingly call the Harvoni High), in which case your plan sounds ideal, or whether you may experience fatigue (a small percentage of people on Harvoni do). Because I got the Harvoni High, I exercised more while on treatment than I did before.

Be sure to drink lots of fluids (enough so your urine is clear or pale yellow). Harvoni needs you to stay well hydrated.
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Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
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AST 20
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Offline KY

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Re: When is the best time to take my meds?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:48:10 pm »
Strangerbynight, great plan. I take mine about an hour after I wake up and eat some oatmeal. It works for me. No real side effects to speak of besides afternoon tiredness.

Offline strangerbynight

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Re: When is the best time to take my meds?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 12:36:55 am »
Strangerbynight, great plan. I take mine about an hour after I wake up and eat some oatmeal. It works for me. No real side effects to speak of besides afternoon tiredness.
I have started 4 days already and experience zero side effect, hopefully it will stay like this till end of treatment. I do notice that no more anxiety so i think it is psychologicall, or not?
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 11:55:24 am by strangerbynight »

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: When is the best time to take my meds?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 04:52:23 am »
strangerbynight, I'm very glad you have no side effects and no more anxiety. It is common to be anxious before taking a new medicine. Also, Harvoni is such a large pill! What does generic Harvoni look like? We who treated in 2015 referred to brand-name Harvoni as the orange diamond (because of its color and shape and very high price).

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline strangerbynight

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Re: When is the best time to take my meds?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 11:54:06 am »
strangerbynight, I'm very glad you have no side effects and no more anxiety. It is common to be anxious before taking a new medicine. Also, Harvoni is such a large pill! What does generic Harvoni look like? We who treated in 2015 referred to brand-name Harvoni as the orange diamond (because of its color and shape and very high price).

Gnatty
The pill is a bit lager than standard pill and very easy to swallow, its kind of blueish and greenish color, i am feeling absolutely awsome, zero side so far, knock on woods.

 


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