- Are Harvoni and Epclusa the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Harvoni?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Epclusa?
- What Is Harvoni?
- What Is Epclusa?
- What Drugs Interact with Harvoni?
- What Drugs Interact with Epclusa?
- How Should Harvoni Be Taken?
- How Should Epclusa Be Taken?
Are Harvoni and Epclusa the Same Thing?
Epclusa is also used to treat adult patients with chronic HCV genotype 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 infection: without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis; or with decompensated cirrhosis for use in combination with ribavirin.
Both Harvoni and Epclusa may interact with rifampin and St. John's wort.
Epclusa may also interact with antimycobacterials, carbamazepine and other anticonvulsants, antacids, H2-receptor antagonists, proton-pump inhibitors, antiarrhythmics, topotecan, HIV antiretrovirals, and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Harvoni?
Common side effects of Harvoni include:
- insomnia, and
- low blood iron (anemia)
What Are Possible Side Effects of Epclusa?
Common side effects of Epclusa include:
What Is Harvoni?
What Is Epclusa?
Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) is a fixed-dose combination of a hepatitis C virus (HCV) nucleotide analog NS5B polymerase inhibitor, and an HCV NS5A inhibitor, and is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with chronic HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 infection: without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis; or with decompensated cirrhosis for use in combination with ribavirin.
What Drugs Interact With Harvoni?
Harvoni may interact with rifampin, and St. John's wort. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plant to become pregnant before using Harvoni. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Epclusa?
Epclusa may interact with rifampin and other antimycobacterials, St. John's wort, carbamazepine and other anticonvulsants, antacids, H2-receptor antagonists, proton-pump inhibitors, antiarrhythmics, topotecan, HIV antiretrovirals, and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Epclusa is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is also not recommended for men whose female partners are pregnant. It is unknown if Epclusa passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Harvoni Be Taken?
Harvoni is a two-drug fixed-dose combination product that contains 90 mg of ledipasvir and 400 mg of sofosbuvir in a single tablet. The recommended dosage of Harvoni is one tablet taken orally once daily with or without food.
How Should Epclusa Be Taken?
The recommended dosage of Epclusa is one tablet (400 mg of sofosbuvir and 100 mg of velpatasvir) taken orally once daily with or without food.
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