Is there a generic for Harvoni?
Harvoni is basically the name of a drug that comes on the market under its brand name and is composed of mainly two drugs called Ledipasvir 90 mg & Sofosbuvir 400 mg.
Generic Harvoni is available in India with various brand names such as LEDIFOS, HEPCINAT-LP.
All these generics are licensed and exact the same as drugs and have the same composition, quality and cure rate.
Why are Hep C drugs so expensive?
The reason, why the Harvoni tablets and other hep c drugs are so expensive is because of the severe demand it has in the markets.
There are many people worldwide who are infected with Hepatitis B and C. Now Hep c cure is available so people need a cure.
The research and marketing cost the pharmaceutical companies nearly millions of dollars which makes this drug overpriced.
How much does Harvoni cost in India?
Harvoni is a pretty high-priced hep c medicine.
Harvoni costs in the International market is around $94,500 for a 12-week treatment. (*Price mentioned might be subject to change).
In India, the same drug Harvoni cost almost under US$600 for the same regimen of 12 weeks (84 days) including the shipping cost.
Where is Generic Harvoni made?
The licensed generic Harvni is made in India by some of the Indian top pharmaceuticals companies who have received licenses from Gilead Science USA.
Some Indian generic manufacturers are Natco Pharma, Hetero Healthcare, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Cipla Ltd India.
What are the generics brands for Harvoni in India?
The popular generic brands for Harvoni in India are Ledifos mfg. by Hetero Healthcare, Hepcinat-LP mfg. by Natco pharma.
Both of these generic Harvoni brands are exact of their brand-name counterparts, with the same forms, strengths and cure rate.
Can Harvoni effectively cure hep C?
Harvoni is an effective direct-acting antivirals medicine used to cure Hep C.
The success rate is fairly high as direct-acting antiviral medicines 95% success rate for hep c cure.
Can Hep C come back after taking Harvoni?
Though the success rate of the Harvoni drug in cases of Hepatitis C Virus infection is positively higher, cases of relapse of the disease, even after completely being cured is rare but not uncommon.
The relapses generally occur within the first few months after the blood report comes as negative. However, in some cases, the relapses might occur after much later.
What are the long term side effects of Harvoni?
One common side effect that develops on the use of the Harvoni drug is fatigue.
It is seen in a clinical report that 18% of patients, who have used Harvoni, have experienced fatigue. However, fatigue goes away gradually during the treatment.
Does Harvoni cause liver damage?
The combination drug Harvoni doesn’t directly affect the liver.
Will liver damage stop after Harvoni treatment?
Harvoni is particularly good for patients with hepatitis c cure. Once Hep C is cured liver damage stops.
Can you drink alcohol while taking Harvoni?
Patients shouldn’t consume alcohol at all during ongoing treatment.
Does Harvoni make you gain weight?
Weight gain has been neither reported nor established as a side effect of using the Harvoni drug. However, some patients have posted blogs about gaining weight as a side-effect. Though this was temporary and the weight was easily lost once the treatment was finished.
How long do you take Harvoni?
The Dosage for Harvoni tablets has been taken once daily before or after a meal for 8-24 weeks.
The duration of treatment depends on the viral RNA load in the circulation of the patient and also his/her Hepatitis treatment history.
What does Harvoni do to your body?
Harvoni works by reducing the amount of hep c virus from a patient body which helps the liver recover.
What is Harvoni made of?
Harvoni is a direct-acting antiviral (DAA’s) medication.
It is a fixed-dose combination drug that is the combination of two ingredients, namely Ledipasvir(NS5A inhibitor) and Sofosbuvir(NS5B inhibitor).
Harvoni is specifically indicated in the treatment of genotype 1 type of chronic Hepatitis C Virus infection in humans.
What is the success rate of Harvoni?
The success rate of Harvoni is fairly high as almost 95% of the patients in a clinical trial after administration of the medicine for 12 weeks.
Should I take Harvoni with food?
Patients may take Harvoni before or after meals as per their convenience but it should be taken at same time intervals.
When should I take Harvoni?
Harvoni can be taken orally with or without food once daily. It is recommended do not skip any dose.
What are the common side effects of Harvoni?
The common side effects for Harvoni are fatigue, diarrhoea, nauseating feeling, weakness and headache etc.
Epclusa Vs. Harvoni, which Is better?
Epclusa and Harvoni, both of the drugs are observed to be highly efficient in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C Virus infection.
These drugs should be taken depending on the patient hep c genotype report and viral load as per consultation by an experienced medical practitioner.