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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW LARGE IS THE NEW HEP C DRUG HARVONI? I HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS TAKING PILLS AND HAVE HAD SEVERAL ENDOSCOPIES AS I HAVE A STRICTURE IN MY THROAT. ALSO CAN THE PILLS BE SPLIT OR CRUSHED?
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Answered by Dr. Roopa Hiremath (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Tablet Harvoni is a combination antiviral and dose is 1 tablet once a day

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to health care magic.

I understand your concern and worries regarding taking pills continuously as you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, but you have to accept that prolonged therapy is necessary to control the complications of Hepatitis C infection.

Tablet Harvoni is about the size of a large pea and recommended dose is one tablet orally once daily.

So you cannot split the tablet and take it at intervals but you can crush it and take the complete tablet at one time.

More information about the drug is available at the below mentioned link.
http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/page/treatment/drugs/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir

I hope I have cleared your doubts.

Please get back if any more queries.

Thanks.
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Brief Answer: Tablet Harvoni is a combination antiviral and dose is 1 tablet once a day Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to health care magic. I understand your concern and worries regarding taking pills continuously as you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, but you have to accept that prolonged therapy is necessary to control the complications of Hepatitis C infection. Tablet Harvoni is about the size of a large pea and recommended dose is one tablet orally once daily. So you cannot split the tablet and take it at intervals but you can crush it and take the complete tablet at one time. More information about the drug is available at the below mentioned link. http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/page/treatment/drugs/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir I hope I have cleared your doubts. Please get back if any more queries. Thanks.