USA – HOW HARVONI® IS USED
Generic Harvoni® is an antiviral medicine prescribed by physicians as a cure and treatment for Hepatitis C genotype 1. It is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States for the cure of HCV. It is a combination of two ingredients ledipasvir and sofosbuvir and is a trademarked medicine manufactured by the Gilead Sciences Inc. This medicine is the first drug which is administered as a single pill per day for HCV, the predecessors being more number of doses in a single day. Also, this medicine is prescribed usually for a period of 12 weeks. In some naive cases, the treatment duration may reduced to eight weeks and in some severe cases, the treatment duration may even be increased to twenty four weeks. It is also very important that the person who is affected by the HCV should take the dose without fail and try not to miss even a single dose.
In the United States, the same method of treatment and dosage is followed. But the entire treatment seems to be a very expensive affair when compared to the other American as well as Asian nations. It is said the rates of the harvoni® drug is highest in the US. To help affected patients there are many companies which come forward to offer surgical vacations to other countries. Another option is to purchase the medicine from online websites which sell the same drug at a comparatively lesser cost. The final option is to enrol in some of the special offer programs that are offered by many private medical companies to offer the drug at a discounted price based on the requirement. The one condition that may be posed as eligibility to enable the benefit is that the patient should not have been insured under any other medical policy.