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18227105 tn?1463522012

Harvoni or Qurevo+Ribavirin for genotype 4 PCR 84000/F1

by tomorrow or after i will buy hep c mids. my vibroscan F1 5.8 and PCR 84000. genotype 4...last CBC test is all normal and last ultrasound impression was, fatty hep changes + bright liver. so what is better for me, take Harvoni "made in Canada" or Qurevo + Ribavirin "Qurevo "made in USA". my weight is 58 K.G and high is 168 C.M advice me now please. thanks
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683231 tn?1467323017
Well Harvoni won't require you to take Ribavirin at least not usually. Qurevo (aka Viekira Pak in the US) will require you to take ribavirin. Also Viekira Pak is multiple pills a day while harvoni is just one. At least as best as I can tell Qurevo is Viekira Pak made my Abbvie Pharmaceuticals while Harvoni is manufactured by Gilead Pharmaceuticals.

But I would go with what your doctor recommends and you can get.
408795 tn?1324935675
Easy choice!  I would go with the Harvoni, that's only 1 tablet with 2 different drugs with extremely minimal sides.  Viekira Pak is a total of 4 and with the Riba will make it 5.  The Riba alone, would kick my butt.  Ouch!!
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So better I take Harvoni?
Yes.  As far as genotype 4, that's not a common genotype in the US.  Read the links for more information.  

http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/page/treatment/drugs/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir#drug-summary

https://www.hepmag.com/article/Harvoni-genotype-4-26496-508861627
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