FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds
The dangerous slowing of the heart — called symptomatic bradycardia — can occur when amiodarone is taken with the hepatitis C drugs Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) or Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and combined with another direct-acting antiviral for the …
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Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets': Study
Recently approved drugs for chronic hepatitis C have been heralded as a breakthrough that could make the liver disease "rare" in the United States. But with prices topping $ 1,000 per pill, government and private insurers are balking — often putting …
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Health department: Hepatitis C cases increase 10-fold here
Some symptoms of Hepatitis C include tiredness, fever, joint pain, yellow skin or eyes (jaundice), little or no appetite, dark urine, light colored stools, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Patients often have some symptoms that would indicate …
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FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds
The dangerous slowing of the heart — called symptomatic bradycardia — can occur when amiodarone is taken with the hepatitis C drugs Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) or Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and combined with another direct-acting antiviral for the …
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The end of hepatitis C?
2014 will do down as a pivotal year in the fight against hepatitis C virus (HCV), a blood-borne infection that is thought to infect around 2.5% of the world's population – some 170 million people. The availability of new, more … Interferon regimens …
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OraQuick Reveals HCV Point-of-Care Test For Rapid Detection Of Hepatitis C
The OraQuick rapid HCV test is intended for use in people aged 11 years or older showing signs and/or symptoms that may be attributable to HCV infection, or who are in high risk factor demographics for HCV infection. OraQuick checks the blood specimen …
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Exercise and a Healthy Diet Can Curb Incidents of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver
There are no pills and there is no medication, although the FDA has been rushing the development of GR-MD-02, a drug created to reverse some of the more progressive symptoms of the disease. Also, high doses of vitamin E are suggested to help.
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Skyrocketing drug costs stump insurers, Oregon lawmakers
Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Harvoni, a $ 1,125-per-tablet drug for hepatitis C patients. An estimated 3 million Americans have hepatitis C, according to Express Scripts. It is drug prices such as Harvoni's that have …
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Lack of insurance bars some from hepatitis C treatment
But for the more than three million people in the U.S. who have chronic liver disease from hepatitis C, there are still two important barriers to getting treatment, said lead author Dr. Ivo Ditah from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. First …
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Indian drug companies once saved millions by producing cheap medicines – but
The infection, caused by the HepC virus, is a slow killer that destroys the liver but most people are unaware they are infected because there are no symptoms in the initial stage. In the long-term however the effects are life-threatening – cirrhosis …
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