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FDA Issues Warnings on Two Hepatitis C Treatment Regimens

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Lucinda K. Porter, RN

I suggest calling Help4Hep and ask them for assistance: 877 Help 4 Hep (877 435 7443) and joining the Hep Forum if you haven't already - http://forums.hepmag.com

November 30, 2015

German A. Moreano

I've had hep C for 25 years and this past September I got very sick. Results of blood work showed platlets were very low, I started to feel fatigue, having cramps in my extremities and severe itching throughout my body. Saw my primary and was sent to a liver specialist. In November I was approved for Ribavirin 200 mg and sovaldi 400mg. Doctors were not sure if I had cirrhosis and had a MRI which was inconclusive, bilirubin and GGTF kept spiking up. Now I was told to start meds and will be going for cat scan to see if I have some liver autoimmune issue. After I've read all the literature on my prescription, I'm not feeling comfortable taking this meds. I'm not sure of what to do next.

November 30, 2015

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

I suggest you contact the Hep C Careline - www.hepatitisc.pafcareline.org

November 12, 2015

chris culotta

i was on the viekirapak it was perfect for 2 months and then my virus came back. iwas so upset!! so now i was denied harvoni by my insurance company. i dont know what to do? why would they deny someone a drug that can cure this virus? im at fibro stage 1,2 and a low virus count. 1b thanks chris culotta

November 12, 2015

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Isn't is ironic! Wishing you the very best with your treatment.

October 28, 2015

CliffG

The new FDA warning is ironic: my health insurer told me that because I was "only" F1-2 they were reserving treatment for F3-4 and others with cirrhosis, thus suggesting I was not sick enough to be treated. The insurer rejected my doctor's appeal twice. We appealed as the patient/insured, provided the insurer with a 10 page letter of journal cites and focused on better results from early treatment. They finally agreed and the Viekera arrived today and I will start treatment next week.

October 28, 2015

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