I have a loved one that will be taking this treatment and has told me that it is okay to drink a couple of beer a week I just don't know whether to believe him or not.
This is one that sets me on my ear. You have a liver disease. You are taking very expensive medication to get rid of it. The last thing you need at this time is something else to challenge your liver, like alcohol.
You have to be kidding right this is a miracle that their is a cure for this virus we have just think of all the people that weren't able to have the knew harvoni medicine because they died all so before you started the medicine you signed an agreement no drugs or alcohol
I just started Harvoni Tue.3/10/15. I drank a lot in the past ,had quit drinking and considering starting again when I found I had Hep-C in 96. I was told by an ER Dr. friend to forget alcohol and Tylenol were ever invented. I consider Hep-C a gift from God. Now my second gift Harvoni , why would I blow that?
I drank previously too. I want this virus gone and I'm not taking any chances. If I can't give up drinking for 84 days, I would be checking into rehab. You can do it. Think of what alcohol dies to your liver and how you have this second chance!!
Hi Buck Wood,
You asked if one could drink a little beer while on Harvoni. The answer is absolutely not. If one drinks anything at all then they inhibit Harvoni from proforming as it is intended to proform. That is to rid the body of the hepatitis C virus. Besides, alcohol is poisonous to our liver.
Of course it's that person's choice, yet, it may very well cause one's body not to respond to this treatment.
So, what's the point of not being able to benefit from such an expensive drug that promises a 94-99% cure rate. This drug has the potential to cure hepatitis C ... why mess that up???
It's like a cow who gives a good bucket of milk and then kicks it over.
Think about it, my friend, your loved one should not be drinking alcohol. It's not good to not follow instructions to the letter when one's life depends on it.
You can hit me back whenever you like. We're all in this together. :- ) God bless you and your family.
No,absolutely. Not! Your defeating the whole purpose of taking Harvoni. In the first place. Why would you risk the opportunity to CURE yoursel?
He is insane. Not only should he not drink alcohol now during treatment. With the liver he's got he can't with any sort of safety drink alcohol ever again. As an alcoholic you will only be eligible for a liver transplant if you are 6 months abstinent and have signed up for ongoing alcohol abuse counseling; just to get to an interview stage to see if you will be a candidate.
I have drank a couple of seagrum 7 on a few different occasions and a couple 3 beers once and my viral load was over 5 million when i started and in my 2 week checkup it was 2 million and my 4 week checkup it was gone. Drink plenty of water and dont over do it.
I don't see anything here that really answers the question, just a lot of opinions of what "feels like" it should be the answer. That and a bit of unnecessary berating of a person for asking a simple question.
Happy to announce that my loved one completed the treatment with total success.
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