The HARVONI website patient information states that you can take them with or with out food.
I have had some people saying that it's best to take them with out food.
I've been taking my HARVONI for the past 23 weeks at 7am with breakfast.
Also I took Ribavirin for 12 weeks.
Can Ribavirin be taken with food ?
HCV Genotype 1a
2003 Relapsed Peg Interferon / Ribavirin
Pre treatment VL 2,000,000
ALT 65, AST 42, ALP 111, GGT 56
Treatment -24 weeks - Sof , Led with 12 weeks Riba.
4 weeks VL <12 Detected ALP 89 , GGT 21 , ALT 17 , AST14
12 weeks VL Undetected ALP 96, GGT 22, ALT 20, AST 20
24 weeks VL Undetected ALP 83, GGT 20, ALT 21, AST 14
EOT 6th April 2016
SVR 5 weeks VL Undetected ALP 81, GGT 31, ALT 22, AST 20
Goin on Harvoni with food for 11 weeks. taking pill on 19:45 (+/-15mins important to do this)in the middle of the dinner/main course(eat half plate, take pill and water, continue eating) and a glass water. with no problem/side effects at all. two times without any food or water i feel really bad(headache and so on). dont eat grapefruit(this big orange). I try with only sandwich and that is not enough to eat with pill.
This is my own experience taking Harv, and my doctors recommendation.
I took harvoni for 8 weeks no side effects whatsoever and as the instructions said with or without food I took it in the morning with a couple of coffees from posts I've read on here everybody is different as regards side-effects
I think if instructions say with or without food it is up to you to find out what suits you best good luck with treatment
age 72 location UK
14-2-2015 GT1a 6.8 kpa F1-F2 VL6.46
16-3-16 started 8wks Harvoin
2 wks VL unquantifiable
4 wks VL undetected
8 wks EOT Vl undetected
4 wks post. detected VL 4.07 relapsed
22-5-17 started re treatment via Redemption 2 ,meds via Monkmed 12 weeks Sof Dac+Rbv
Riba via NHS
Starting VL 4.25 log 6.63 ALT 88 Fibroscan F2- F3 8.9 kPa
2 wks VL 2.86
4 wks VL below detectable level
changed Tx to Viekira+Sof+Rbv
6 wks VL undetected
13-9-17 EOT , ALT32, AST28
SVR 4 +12