Harvoni treatment approved for children (hep C positive) in America.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ledipasvir 90mg sofosbuvir 400mg or Harvoni.
Children with genotypes 1, 4, 5, or 6 can be treated with Harvoni.
The child must weight a minimum of 77 pounds or 35Kg.
Generic Harvoni or Harvoni can treat children with cirrhosis or with mild cirrhosis.
Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) helped millions around the world get cured from hepatitis C.
Gilead Sciences first released the hepatitis C treatment back in 2013.
The key ingredient that Gilead Sciences developed is Sofosbuvir.
Although the price of Sofosbuvir is not expensive, however, it has cost tax payers and the US government in billions of dollars to treat hepatitis C patients.
A few states have actually went bankrupt due to treating hep C patients on Medicare and Medicaid.
Cost of Harvoni for Children
By law a state must provide access to treatment if the treatment is available, regardless of cost.
The cost for this blockbuster drug, Harvoni is $84,000. One tablet cost $1000.
The treatment is for 12 weeks or 84 days.
Surprisingly the treatment course is the same as an adult.
Overall this is great news for parents that need to get their children treated for hepatitis C.
Social Stigma for Children with Hepatitis C
The sad part is many children can develop a stigma associated with hep C have to face a social stigma with hep C.
Children do not mean any harm when they tease or bully someone with hep C.
The consequences for the child with hep C can be emotionally traumatic that can last for years and sometimes even well in to adulthood.
So, if your child has hepatitis C do whatever it takes to get the cure from your local health care provider for free of cost.
If they do not provide treatment free of cost please contact us and we will provide a solution for your child.
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