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Does Harvoni cure hep C?

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The word “cure” has a very specific meaning for hepatitis C. It means there is no virus in your blood 12 weeks after your treatment is over. The cure rate for ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) is 94% to 99% when you don’t have other serious illnesses. Harvoni might not work as well if:

In many cases, and your doctor can adjust your dose and length of your treatment. In some treatment plans, Harvoni may team with another drug called ribavirin (Moderiba).

  • You have advanced liver disease.
  • Your liver has some scarring (fibrosis).
  • You’ve had treatment for hep C before and it didn't work.
  • You don’t take your pills as prescribed.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).”

Merck Manual: “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There a Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark to the Wac Price?”

Hepatitis C Online: "Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni)."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 30, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).”

Merck Manual: “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There a Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark to the Wac Price?”

Hepatitis C Online: "Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni)."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 30, 2020

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