Harvoni (Ledipasvir/ Sofosbuvir) belongs to a class of medications called HCV NS5A inhibitors. Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir are anti-viral medications that help preventing hepatitis C virus from multiplying in the body. Harvoni (Ledipasvir/ Sofosbuvir) is a combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir could be used alone or along with ribavirin that helps treating certain types of chronic hepatitis C in adults and children older than 3 years or age. This medication works by decreasing the amount and stopping the spread of hepatitis C virus in the body.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always take Harvoni (Ledipasvir/ Sofosbuvir) as directed by your physician.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Harvoni (Ledipasvir/ Sofosbuvir) comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take Harvoni at around the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children.
Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Always use Harvoni (Ledipasvir/ Sofosbuvir) exactly as directed by your doctor.
Before using Harvoni, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
You should not use Harvoni if you are also taking sofosbuvir tablets.
You should not use Harvoni if you are allergic to ledipasvir or sofosbuvir.
To make sure Harvoni is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• hepatitis B;
• liver problems other than hepatitis (including a liver transplant);
• kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
• HIV or AIDS;
• a heart rhythm problem for which you take a medicine;or
• if you use a blood thinner and you have routine "INR" or prothrombin time tests.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, call your doctor. If ledipasvir and sofosbuvir is used in combination with ribavirin, be sure to read information about pregnancy precautions in the ribavirin monograph.
Do not stop using Harvoni suddenly. Stopping suddenly could make your condition harder to treat with hepatitis C antiviral medicine. Harvoni is not approved for use by anyone younger than 3 years old.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency treatment:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What happens if I overdose?
In case of an overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store the medicine at room temperature.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I avoid while taking this medication?
If you also take an antacid, do not take it for at least 4 hours after you have taken your dose of Harvoni.
Using this medicine will not prevent your disease from spreading. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent hepatitic C transmission during sex. Sharing drug or needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.