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.
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?
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.
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.
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