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Author Topic: Harvoni & Fiber Supplements?  (Read 9008 times)

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Offline Desert Sky

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Harvoni & Fiber Supplements?
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:32:19 pm »

I’m currently almost halfway through my Harvoni treatment. Is it ok to take fiber gummies while on Harvoni? I know fiber supplements slows the process of digestion down and wasn’t sure. Thanks!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Harvoni & Fiber Supplements?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 01:12:10 am »
The best person to ask would be your doctor or pharmacist but anyway this is not an issue this is not how the meds are absorbed.

If you look at the prescribing information sheet you should have gotten with your prescription fiber supplements are not listed as a concern.

In case you don’t have the sheet here is a link

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)
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Re: Harvoni & Fiber Supplements?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 03:45:35 pm »
There is no contraindication for taking fiber supplements with Harvoni.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline slats1056

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Re: Harvoni & Fiber Supplements?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 07:29:46 pm »
 My specialty Pharmacist was very helpful with any questions I had during My Harvoni Tx. , any questions that she did not have an immediate answer to were followed up within hours once she checked them out. The Dr. , while knowledgeable pertaining to  Harvoni and its' side effects would basically tell Me to hold off unit running it by the Specialty Pharmacy folks first. The same with My Mavyret Tx. this time around. BTW, the only dumb question is the one that is NOT ASKED!!!! ;D ;D

73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret


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