A member asked:

Would smoking cigaretts interfere with sovaldi and ribavirin treatment!!!!

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Alan Wartenberg answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

It is possible: there have been several studies showing that smokers with hepatitis C get more liver scarring than non-smokers, and it could make your hepatitis C harder to treat. Tobacco smoke also can interfere with certain other drugs, potentially causing them to be less effective. It is not clear if this happens with Sovaldi. While you are trying to get healthier, take it to the next level and quit smoking.

Answered 9/2/2014



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