What Is Harvoni®?
HARVONI® (Ledipasvir / Saofosbuvir) is used to traet chronic hepatitis C (types 1, 4, 5 and 6). The hepatitis C virus is genetically heterogeneous and has a wide variety of forms, so treatment is prescribed depending on the virus’s specific genotype.
FDA approved the drug in 2014.
Harvoni is the first drug that allows treating genotype one virus, among other forms of hepatitis C. The main difference between Harvoni and its analogs is that it does not need to be combined with interferon or Ribavirin. In addition, you can take Harvoni only once a day.
|Drug Name||Harvoni (Ledipasvir / Saofosbuvir)|
|Available Packages||28 pill, 56 pills|
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What Is Harvoni® Mechanism Of Action?
Both active ingredients in HARVONI® inhibit the enzymes needed for the hepatitis C virus to multiply. Sofosbuvir is a previously approved hepatitis C drug available under the brand name SOVALDI®. In addition to sofosbuvir, Harvoni also contains a new drug, ledipasvir.
Sofosbuvir blocks elements that are important for the functioning of the cell and are used by the hepatitis C virus to copy its own RNA. In other words, it prevents the multiplication of the virus. Ledipasvir blocks the NS5A protein of the hepatitis C virus, preventing it from spreading.
How To Use Harvoni?
Take Harvoni tablet containing 90 mg of ledipasvir and 400 mg of sofosbuvir once a day at the same time with or without meals.
Your doctor will determine the duration of treatment and the administration schedule depending on the specific hepatitis C virus genotype and the stage of the disease.
The most common side effects of taking Harvoni include:
- Increased fatigue
- Unusual weakness or lack of energy
Less common side effects include:
- increased lipase (pancreatic enzyme)
- Increased bilirubin levels
- symptomatic bradycardia
Avoid using Havroni if you are allergic to ledipasvir or sofosbuvir or taking sofosbuvir tablets. Before you start treatment, tell your doctor if you have liver problems (other than hepatitis), kidney disease, HIV or AIDS, or heart rhythm problems for which you are taking amiodarone.
Harvoni® is not harmful to the fetus if you are pregnant, but its effect on breast milk has not been studied. Harvoni® is sometimes used with the medicine Ribavirin, which can cause congenital disabilities or death in the unborn child. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Studies have shown that Hervoni interacts with 156 different medicines. That is why tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
People under 18 years of age should avoid using the drug.
Avoid taking antacids (especially those containing aluminum or magnesium) for 4 hours before and 4 hours after taking Harvoni.
Taking HARVONI® does not reduce the risk of transmitting the hepatitis C virus to other people. Thus, avoid unprotected sex and the use of standard means of hygiene (razor, toothbrush).
Where To Buy Harvoni?
You can buy Harvoni in the US only if you have a medical prescription. It is a very expensive drug, and not many people can afford it without insurance.
It is also possible to buy Harvoni generic online. However, we strongly advise you to consult with your doctor before purchasing the drug.
What Is Harvoni Cost Per Pill?
As mentioned above, it is a costly medication. The average price of Harvoni is around $1100-1200 per one pill. You can calculate that a 12-week treatment course will cost you about $90000. As you can see, it is almost impossible to afford the drug without medical insurance.
However, if you don’t have insurance, you can buy generic Harvoni online. The price of Harvoni generic is around $60 per pill, which is almost 20 times less than the brand drug.
How Much Does Harvoni Cost With Insurance (Medicaid)?
It is hard to calculate the price of Harvoni with medical insurance because it will be unique in each case. The cost will depend on your insurance terms. Consult with your insurance company about the exact price in your case.
What Is Harnoni Price In India, Canada, and Mexico?
The price of Harmoni in Canada is not much lower than in the US. A course of treatment will cost you around $55000 if you choose the brand drug.
The other option is to order generic Harmoni from India. The price of the Indian generic is around $50-60 per one pill. As you can see, there is a huge difference. You can save a lot of money if you choose to get generic Harvoni, which is available even without a prescription.