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6 years 5 months ago #8429

Hi - I am still unsure about when to take my blood pressure meds. I was told by my nurse to always take the sof/led first.

I take my sof/ led in the morning around 9 am, sometimes a bit earlier about 8 am. (Does it matter if it is not the EXACT same time?)

How does Amlodipine blood pressure medication affect sof/led ?

I have had conflicting advice about WHEN to take the blood pressure medication. Presently I am taking it four hours after the sof/led, so about lunchtime. But I don't like that as my blood pressure is already high in the morning.

And it's a bit of a double whammy as the hospital has cut my blood pressure dose to half, so it is now 5mg and not very effective anyway. ( In fact a triple whammy as sof/led raises blood pressure also.)

I do have a hospital appt in two weeks but it would be good to get some advice now, thanks.


Geno 1a, F1, tx naive, had it 35 yrs.
Started Cipla HepcvirL on 12/01/16
Starting VL 490,000
At 16 days in <15
4 week results: UND
8 week results: UND
5 weeks EOT alt 25
SVR 15 - Not Detected
6 months EOT - Not Detected
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6 years 5 months ago #8430

Hi Debs
I have had elevated BP since peg/inf
I was on Atacand but a month ago switched to Coversyl because it is green flagged and the Atacand was yellow on the drug interactions charts
I'm also on only 5mg and I realised that my huge Public Hospital which I attended on Friday didn't even check my bp!
In fact I think I too will book with my local GP for a check up thanks Debs
I have had a banging headache since 4am needed a dose of panadiene forte and enough water to get a camel across the Simpson Desert
Defs time to get some advice re these issues will follow this thread ty for starters it
Xx Ariel


Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
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6 years 5 months ago #8438

Getting your local GP to tinker with BP Meds is a great idea. Show him/her the interactions checker and it should be simple.

Happy to sort it online if you buy a BP machine.

Taking the Amlodipine first and the Sof an hour or two later would be fine too if you want to separate them.


YMMV
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6 years 5 months ago #8439

Thankyou very much James :)


Geno 1a, F1, tx naive, had it 35 yrs.
Started Cipla HepcvirL on 12/01/16
Starting VL 490,000
At 16 days in <15
4 week results: UND
8 week results: UND
5 weeks EOT alt 25
SVR 15 - Not Detected
6 months EOT - Not Detected

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6 years 5 months ago #8440

Hi Deb and Ariel
I take sof/dac in the morning about 6am, it is high summer in in Aus and the sun rises at 5.45am in Victoria. I have an early start to the day generally after only a few hours sleep. Pre Tx I would sleep for 10-12 hours nightly. I am taking Irbesartan for high blood pressure which according to the drug interaction chart comes up coded green with no interaction expected & this was confirmed by Doc James. I have begun to delay taking this med till bout 9am. Like you I am concerned about my blood pressure as something feels different now & I will have it checked on Thursday when I meet my new specialist for the first time. I am day 38. A all the best X


gt 1a VL 6m
F2/3 FibroScan - 9KPa in 2011 and 7KPa in 2015
sof/dac 10 December for 12 weeks
pre tx alt 85 ast 51
4 wk alt 34 ast 31 UND <35
8 wk alt 29 ast 32 UND <15
12wk alt 25 ast 25 EOT 3.3.16
SVR24 UND KPa5.3 F0 in normal range
I am well
.forever grateful to fixhepc
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