Generic name: Ledipasvir or Sofosbuvir
Brand name: Harvoni
Harvoni is a combination of two medications Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir that is used to treat chronic Hepatitis C genotype-1 virus. Hepatitis is a disease which is caused by the virus in liver. These two medications are co evolved in one pill. Harvoni is a direct acting antiviral medication that has the ability to stop the viruses to replicate.
Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) Uses
Harvoni is used to treat Hepatitis C virus that is caused by the replication of viruses in the liver, which is a combination of two medications. It is taken once in a day or as prescribed the health provider or pharmacist with or without food for about 8 to 24 weeks. The treatment and dosage depends on the condition and severity of hepatitis. It is used with regular work out and a healthy diet or diet recommended by the doctor. To get cured soon it is important for a person to not miss the dosage which can lower the progression of treatment.
Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) Side effects
Some of the possible side effects can be seen from this medication. Common side effects include fatigue, head ache, nausea, diarrhea and insomnia. The mild side effects may be moderate or severe. The severe side effects may be linked to cardiovascular problems and allergic reactions from other medications.
The side effects from this medication depend upon the time period of dosage. The intake of this medication must be prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist with complete guidance. Take a list of side effects or ask before taking the medication about the adverse effects. If you experience any of these side effects must talk to your doctor before it begins to get worse.
Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) Precautions
Before taking the medication consider the warning and precaution. The women who are taking this medication cannot breastfeed or nurse her child; the pregnant women should avoid taking Harvoni. The people who have liver disease other than hepatitis C, severe kidney disease or having dialysis and co-infected with hepatitis B should not take harvoni or if needed concern the prescription with doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor if you have any previous or ongoing medical history.
Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) Interaction
The interaction with other medications affects the working of the treating medication. Amiodarone should not be taken when harvoni is in used they interact with each other and can cause heart problems. Before starting any supplements, vitamins and herbal medication talk to your doctor first. Consult your doctor about all the medication prescription or non prescription you are taking including opiates, methadone and street drugs.