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Post Info TOPIC: Viekira Pak XR and Ribavirin vs Epclusa


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RE: Viekira Pak XR and Ribavirin vs Epclusa
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I'll definitely check it out.  Thank you, Tig!

 



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64 y/o female, no idea how HEP C contracted

diag. 6/2017, GT 1a, VL 7.64 mil

Fibrotest-.41 (F1-F2) ; Actitest/Metavir 0.18; Apri: 0.266

Mutations detected: Q30H/Y, H58Q

Alt-33;  Ast-28

4 week:  VL<15; ALT-7 AST-11: 8 week: VL-UND, ALT-9, AST- 9

 Epclusa SOT 8-31-17; EOT 11-22-17

Lindsay

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Lindsay,

This was just released, not yet in pharmacies, but it should be soon. Merck hasn't released the price of it yet either, but it could be a solid contender for any of the Gilead products. Merck tends to fight the Gilead market share with lower prices too. Keep your eye open for this one and mention it to your doctor as well.

Mavyret



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Okay.  Thanks!



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64 y/o female, no idea how HEP C contracted

diag. 6/2017, GT 1a, VL 7.64 mil

Fibrotest-.41 (F1-F2) ; Actitest/Metavir 0.18; Apri: 0.266

Mutations detected: Q30H/Y, H58Q

Alt-33;  Ast-28

4 week:  VL<15; ALT-7 AST-11: 8 week: VL-UND, ALT-9, AST- 9

 Epclusa SOT 8-31-17; EOT 11-22-17

Lindsay

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Lindsay,

We usually recommend starting a thread of your own in the appropriate section and that remains yours. Use the Home Page and you'll see the index of topics and stages of care. On Treatment, Post Treatment, General discussion, etc. It's easy once you find the category that fits your status or question best. We avoid changing subjects in someone else's thread. Everyone is free to comment in someone else's thread, as long as it applies to the original post. There are some instructions in the Help Section as well.



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I answered in the other thread. I moved this to the General discussion thread from the New Members section.



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I may have posted this question in the wrong spot, so will post it here as well.  Please forgive me if I am not following the correct protocol! Still learning the ins and outs of this forum.

Can someone please explain the necessity of the Viekira Pak and Ribavirin over another medication?  My doctor recommended Epclusa because I tested resistant to both Harvoni and Zepatier.  My insurance company denied both the Zepatier (before denial) and the Epclusa but said they would pay for Viekira and Ribi.  My doctor's office said it was likely all about money, but just wondering why they would suggest that treatment.  Naturally, the insurance company would give me no explanation and said that information could only be discussed with my provider.  I'm still waiting on a response from my first appeal but really don't want to do the Viekira and Ribi if I don't have to.  Thanks.

 



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64 y/o female, no idea how HEP C contracted

diag. 6/2017, GT 1a, VL 7.64 mil

Fibrotest-.41 (F1-F2) ; Actitest/Metavir 0.18; Apri: 0.266

Mutations detected: Q30H/Y, H58Q

Alt-33;  Ast-28

4 week:  VL<15; ALT-7 AST-11: 8 week: VL-UND, ALT-9, AST- 9

 Epclusa SOT 8-31-17; EOT 11-22-17

Lindsay

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