User Reviews for Viekira Pak to treat Hepatitis C
Viekira Pak has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Hepatitis C. 64% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 27% reported a negative experience.
“I started this medication on a trial prior to FDA approval (Dec. 2014) I was chronic HCV GT1b. It was a 12 week course of 4 pills daily without RiBA. After 2 weeks I was undetectable and now post 3 months I remain undetectable. Worst side effect was fatigue and it was very bad. Although, it did not come on until about 5 weeks into treatment. If that is the worst thing that there was and I can remain SVR, then it was well worth it.”
“I contracted Hepatitis C genotype 1a from a blood transfusion in 1989 during combat in Panama. All of my treatment was from the VA and at no cost to me. The treatment lasted 12 weeks and I had to take Ribavirin as well as the Viekira Pak. My viral load was high, 21.8 million. I was undetected at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. Post treatment I was undetected at 3 months and now at 6 months. So basically, I'm cured although they will test one more time at one year. I had side effects from the Ribavirin, everyone does. Nasty stuff. But the Hep C is gone so it was well worth it. Viekira pak, for me, was truly a wonder drug!”
“Began at viral load 1540000. Week 5 and Virus is undetected. Side effects are almost nothing. A little fatigue but that's it. Continuing 7 more weeks, of course. I've been told it's important to continue the entire program even though it shows undetected today. Very optimistic! Good luck to you”
“Did 12 weeks VPac Cleared virus at 4 weeks last May just had labs again still undetected. After treatment I have only gone down hill, my liver has grown 3 cm went from a F0 to a F2-3 moderate never had liver pain prior... ever. Now I have pain in my liver at a level 9 ,going straight thru to back. I had no liver issues prior felt I was not a candidate for this drug yet as I was having no liver issues. But sick with Lyme, EBV and as I had thyroid cancer and my labs are not good, lots of immune disorders disease, now think I got liver cancer the pains so bad, I knew when I got that first box when I touched it I had such a bad feeling I threw it to back of my closet for a month till I got pressured to take it, MISTAKE”
“I had a viral load of 400,000, was very optimistic and had no side effects. Phsycologically I felt great, was very optimistic and was really looking forward to a new start to worry free life. How ever after my 12 week course I was tested for hep C and am still HEp C positive. Not sure what went wrong, I guess I must be one of the unlucky 10%. I have ordered a viral load so will see what that is. So for me not effective, but I would recommend it to others as 90% is still a good success rate, good luck to all who try it.”
“Was on Peg-interferon and ribavirin two times for over a year each time. Side effects were miserable from interferon--anemia, partial hearing loss and lots of nausea. That was a long time ago now. I went on Viekira Pak three years ago along with ribavirin for 6 mos. because although I went negative during peg treatment, I relapsed both times. Vierkira to me was great--some nausea and tiredness, but nothing I couldn't handle, and I feel the amount of time I took it is what did it. I have been negative for 3 years now.”
“Three months and no signs of virus, off of Viekira Pak. One more blood test in three months”
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“I was on Viekira pak for 12 weeks. There were no side effects at all. However I did have a relapse of the virus 12 weeks post treatment. :(”
“Just got my first 28 days out of a 90 days no ribavirin, 1b v count 3,880,000 as of 1-1-16 now date 5-6-16. Hope all goes good !!!!!!!”
“I did this treatment. Undetectable in 2 weeks continued until completed. I had a pre-existing depression diagnosis. The treatment made it way worse. Here I am a year later and my hep c came back”
“I'm was very blessed to have the treatment, now a year.+ later it's still undetected. Thanks Viekeri Pak. :)”
“Never has any side effects. Thanks to the drug one year later still free of it all”
“Cured my Hep C in a couple of months.”
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