The general recommendation is to discontinue unprescribed supplements while on treatment to avoid potential untested interactions. There are some exceptions to this where there is evidence to support supplementing:
"So if you wanted to take supplements there is evidence around:
Vit D (calcitriol)
Antioxidants like ALA, S-Adenosylmethionine and Betaine because they increase glutathione and probably work to protect B12 levels and JAK-STAT mediated local Interferon production
Statins because they reduce the transporters for the virus in the blood that are essential to getting into liver cells"
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I was using a magnesium supplement to help prevent cramps when swimming but they have diminished since I started Tx. I bought some magnesium ointment that goes on the skin and that seems to help. So does half a banana before the swim.
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND
12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND