Hi, i'm sure you know it isn't a good idea to drink if you have Hepatitis C (I assume this is why you taking the medication), but that isn't your question... technically you can drink while on this treatment, no interactions are known to exist. If you want further information, there is a support group based on Harvoni where you can read past discussions...
DEB; look they finally have a cure and you want to mess it up with alcohol, This does have an Interaction and also your Insurance company requires the doctor to run blood test if they find alcohol in your system or other illegal drugs they well stop treatment YESTERDAY. sorry I'm not trying to be mean but do you want to live.You well need your Liver. find some free meetings at the hospital almost all of them have them. But if the Interaction shows up between the two your liver well show it fast I have heard of 7 different people that had violent reactions with the 2 and it is not in the regular literature yet Chuck1957
Good afternoon, Debtoynbee. I was diagnosed last May 2015 with acute Hep C, the very early stages, I was retested after 6 months and now am considered chronic. They only reason your receiving Harvoni is because your liver is showing signs of damage, most likely cirrhosis, as that is the protocol for prescribing Harvoni. cirrhosis of the liver can be caused by a few things, hep a, hep b, hep c, or Alcohol. So now that you know your liver is damaged by one of these and you know that alcohol causes cirrhosis of the liver, my question to you is, what is your life worth? Once your hep c is cured, which it will be from the Harvoni, your liver is still deeply damaged. Alcohol will not allow your liver to regenerate it's self. The liver is one of the only organs of the body that has the ability to fix it's self as long as you treat it kindly. Alcohol is not kind to your liver.
I will let you make your own discussion on your consumption of Alcohol based on the knowledge you now have. Good luck in your treatment and be kind to your liver, you don't want to have to have a transplant or worse have it fail and you die!
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