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Going to self medicate when drug arrives 1 month 2 weeks ago #28220

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I had a Metavir scores F2-F3 during a recent elasticity study and this made me decided to get treatment for my Hep C as 5 years ago my score was F1-F2 so my hep C is progressing. My AST and ALT numbers have been within normal range lately and I read that the most damage can be done during this stage. I don't know how long I've had the virus perhaps as early as 1988 - 1993. Do you think Generic Harvoni (Ledifos) taken for 12 weeks will rid me of the virus? I am planning on going to the doctor for progress updates but I hope to get a better price on the medicine outside of the U.S. so I just ordered the Ledifos from an online pharmacy. My question is if I am doing the right thing by ordering the drugs from an online pharmacy.
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Going to self medicate when drug arrives 1 month 2 weeks ago #28222

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Hi Sherif,
I guess it depends on the pharmacy. This site, FixhepC, helps people safely and legally obtain generic hep C meds. They can be completely trusted, not everyone can, do your homework is the best idea. Have you looked at the home page?
All, or most of us here (1000's) have done exactly that- ordered our meds, enjoyed the support, medical advice, and got cured.
best of luck!
Genotype 3 30 years, 2x treatment interferon/ribavirin non responder. Cirrhosis 17 years. Fibroscan, decompensating, 40 down to 22 by 29/3/16- now down to 6.5, normal, no cirrhosis. Started Buyers Club Sof/Dac 14 Nov 15. SVR 12 29/0716
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Going to self medicate when drug arrives 1 month 2 weeks ago #28233

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Hi Sherif, welcome to the forum. As Hazel said, if you did your homework well, the drug will be licensed and authentic. However, I wouldn't be too comfortable buying from an online pharmacy that doesn't require a prescription (I understood from your post that you don't have one). How did you know that Harvoni is the right drug for you? Harvoni doesn't treat all genotypes, do you know your virus genotype? Also you should have gotten a few basic blood tests before starting treatment. It can be dangerous to start treatment without them. You really should see a doctor for a prescription before starting treatment with Harvoni, and if I were you, I would ask the pharmacy to hold the order until I get one.
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Going to self medicate when drug arrives 1 month 2 weeks ago #28235

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Hello Sherif,

Ledifos is a generic Harvoni made by Hetero who are one of the better generic manufacturers.

Like Harvoni it is only suitable for genotypes 1, 4, 5 and 6. It does not work well on genotypes 2 and 3.

So, while it is an effective medication, and with F2-F3 a 12 week treatment course will have about a 95% cure rate you do need to know your genotype. Do you know it?

Online pharmacies vary from outright scams, through to people supplying fake products, through to totally honest merchants. It would be a good idea to check your viral load 4 weeks into treatment - there is an 80% chance this will be undetected at this stage.

Best of luck with the treatment and keep us posted here about how things go!
YMMV
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