Sovaldi – Hepatitis C drug

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

Anonymous1063:  From the maker’s website:

*In a study of 327 patients who had no prior Hep C treatments and who all received SOVALDI once daily for 12 weeks along with another oral medicine (ribavirin) and a weekly injection (peginterferon alfa), 89% of those with the most common type of Hep C (genotype 1) were cured. Cure means the Hep C virus is not detected in the blood when measured 3 months after treatment is completed.

You can see that it would be difficult for the maufacturer to claim full responisbilty for any cure, if the patients are also on other medications.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is just one drug (of many) that can be used to treat hep C. Treatment depends on the specific type of hep C a person may have. If the virus is suppressed enough and for long enough with medication, the body is able to eradicate the virus so that one can be cured of it. This requires that a patient is strict with taking the medication every day and exactly as instructed, going in for labwork, etc. 

I’m glad your friend was able to clear her body of the hep C virus. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Thanks julies1949, good point. I forgot to mention that this particular medication is never used alone to treat hep C.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What a coincidence… we were talking about this today. I work in a pharmacy lol. Glad to hear a success story!

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