... feel horrible. She has had it only a year and cannot be approved till later stages. I started giving her half a pill for the last 2 weeks. Her count was under 3000. I hope it will cure her to with just half a pill a day. Anyone have any feedback?
I can appreciate how I might feel in the same situation; I'm concerned you may be risking a sustained response in yourself.
3000 is an incredibly small viral load. Mine is considered on the low side at 1 million for a 19 year old infection.
To find out if your strategy may be effective you will have to find a comprehensive document that covers the results from all clinical trials.
It may be better for your girlfriend to wait a while for newer therapies in the pipeline.
Sorry to hear of your situation BUT ... When you start HARVONI you must complete the treatment as directed, whether it be 8 weeks, 12 weeks or 24 weeks. Cutting the pill in half and sharing it will not help either one of you be cured. You must take this medication as directed until it is completed in order for it to Work! One PILL per day, not HALF a pill. I would assume that you have not contacted your doctor with this information otherwise you would gotten the same answer. In addition... Once your are officially cured then your girlfriend can make an appt for her medication!
jgillette; You could be opening a whole new can of worms here you have to finish your whole treatment for one.The people that relapse are the ones that don't take it just as directed And go in and get all their blood work etc. Your girlfriend well be okay they even have better ones getting ready to hit the market.But you could even make her resistant to other treatment by just giving her half of what she should be getting.Please stop and let your doctor know what you have been doing for your sake and hers or you both could end up worse off don't screw with what is working now. Chuck1957
Not trying to be mean , but you probably wasted a very expensive medication. If you tell you Doctor you probably won't get to take treatment again. Not only are there legal issues concerning giving someone prescription medication, your insurance company will not approve again. I would stop giving her half, finish taking it, keep my mouth shout and hope for the best . You could go to jail for giving her that medication.
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