Harvoni and Alcohol Hepatitis C Treatments

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The major difference is that Harvoni is trying to stop HCV from wrecking your liver, while alcohol accelerates the process of destruction.

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ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE GET FROM OUR PATIENTS IS ABOUT HARVONI AND ALCOHOL. “CAN I DRINK WHILE TAKING HARVONI” “WHAT SIDE EFFECTS WILL ALCOHOL CAUSE WHILE ON TREATMENT” “IT IS OKAY IF I ONLY HAVE ONE BEER… RIGHT”. HERE WE WILL ADDRESS YOUR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE USE OF ALCOHOL WHILE YOU’RE BEING TREATED. -A COMMON QUESTION -

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THERE ARE SOME COMMON THINGS BETWEEN HARVONI AND ALCOHOL BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE MORE DIFFERENCES IN THE TWO. IF YOU DECIDE TO DRINK DURING TREATMENT IT COULD BE A TERRIBLE IDEA. H A R V O N I A N D A L C O H O L

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SO THE ONLY REAL SIMILARITY IN THE THESE TWO DRUGS IS THE FACT THAT BOTH OF THEM MUST MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH YOUR LIVER. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE IS THAT HARVONI IS TRYING TO STOP HCV FROM WRECKING YOUR LIVER WHILE ALCOHOL ACCELERATES THE PROCESS OF DESTRUCTION.

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