I'm on a 12 week treatment plan design to rid my blood of the HCV using the drug Harvoni. Does Harvoni cause hair loss? Has anyone experienced any hair loss while on Harvoni?
I also am using this drug for the same reason. In the 2nd week I began to experience hair loss. The amount is noticeably higher than usual. I have been researching this possible side effect but you are the first related info I have came across. If this keeps up I will be shopping for a wig.
I am on week 11, around week eight I started getting that isolated it chief feeling and am experiencing minimal hair loss. Nothing like interferon / ribiviran or triple therapy where I lost a lot of hair that did grow back but with those two it was much more than thinning. I have one week left and other than this very minimal hair loss that is not even noticeable I have had no other side effects. I haven't felt this good in many years. I was undetectable at week four. It has been so worth it and I couldn't be happier. I know people say oh don't worry about your hair but my hair is my personality. I understand the issue all too well. My first experience was I lost all my hair only on the right side of my head. Yes it grew back but only to thin really bad again during an added boceprivar which neither worked. Harvoni is a god send. Good luck to you!
Hi. I finished my treatment back in Nov. 2015. My hair is still falling out but like Happy said its growning back out. Altho its very hard because my hair is all different sizes. I tried cutting but since its still falling its a bit hard. I'm Hep C free but only dealing with hair loss and a few other side effect and like I said I finished my treatment last year.
Hi I did 12 weeks harvoni 9 months ago for hep c. Within 2 weeks of tx. My scalp itchy plaques. Later Dx With folliculitis still having major issues I have bald spots and it's a daily all day thing tried everything. Hep c cleared but I also have BIL hand numbness 24/7 tingling and rt dominant hand has no strentgh. I seeing disability drs in phila pa end of April 2017. Have not worked. Can't.
I, too, was on the 12 week regimen. I completed treatment in June 2015. While on the drug, I did not experience noticeable hair loss however, the month after completion my hair did begin to thin significantly. That was when I first posted my question regarding hair loss on this site. One of the responders at that time advised me that the hair loss would be temporary, lasting only about the same length of time as the treatment. This has proven to be true. I estimate that I lost about 1/3 of my hair volume in the 3 months following cessation of my treatment (I am lucky enough to have fairly thick hair the loss was not catastrophic to me) but the hair did grow back and it is now back to full volume. An annoying side effect no doubt, but small price to pay to be free of the HCV, which I am.
I finsihed a 12-week program of Harvoni about a year ago. During treatment had severe insominia, muscle ache and body stiffness, memory problems, serious head ache (I read online to drink lots of water and that helped) and was worried that these side-effects may last, and a weird sort of overall feeling of anxiety that was unrelated to any problems. It felt like a stress was flowing through my blood.
In the year since treatment ended, my memory issues have steadily subsided. The feeling of anxiety/stress is still with me but subsided, the stiffness and body aches are less but still with me, but was's a shock is serious hair loss. I wasn't losing hair during the treatment but now am losing hair in clumps daily. I had thick curly hair and now have short thin hair (and I haven't cut it in 6 months), lose way more hair daily than I ever have in my life or during treatment. It's so bad, I now have about 1/3 of the hair I had before (even during treatment). Am seriously worried about my loss of hair. Have been taking vitamins and suplements and gone online for natural hair loss remedies, but am very depressed about it.
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