Preparing for your next steps

Whether you already have a prescription for HARVONI or are just considering it, you may be wondering what you need to do next. Use the tool below to see some of the key next steps that lie ahead and how you can prepare for them.

HARVONI is a prescription medicine used with or without ribavirin to treat chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C genotype 1, 4, 5 or 6 infection. It is not known if HARVONI is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

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Find a Hep C Specialist

If you're tired of living with the uncertainties of Hep C, talking with a Hep C Specialist is a great place to start. You are your best advocate throughout the HARVONI treatment process, but working with a Hep C Specialist means you've got an expert on your side.

With special training in Hep C treatment, Hep C Specialists are among the most informed about the latest developments in the field. Hep C Specialists include, but are not limited to, gastroenterologists (specialists in diseases that affect the digestive system) and hepatologists (specialists in diseases that affect the liver). Others who may treat Hep C include infectious diseases (ID) specialists, primary care physicians (PCPs), internal medicine specialists (internists), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs).

Not only may it be to your advantage to work with a Hep C Specialist because of their expertise, some insurance providers will only approve HARVONI prescriptions written by a Hep C Specialist.

To find a Hep C Specialist near you, enter your ZIP code:

Once you've found a Hep C Specialist, it's time to make an appointment and plan for your conversation.

Make the most of your appointment

Patients and healthcare providers alike understand that good communication can improve quality of care. When you go in for your appointment with your Hep C Specialist, make sure you're having as productive a conversation as possible.

Be ready to work closely with your Hep C Specialist. There are many factors to discuss to help your Hep C Specialist determine if HARVONI could be right for you, including:

  • The type of Hep C you have (genotype)
  • The extent of damage to your liver, including if you have had a liver transplant
  • Any symptoms you may be experiencing
  • Your prior Hep C treatment history
  • If you have HIV

Express yourself and be clear—let your specialist know that you're ready to find out if HARVONI is right for you.

Prepare for your appointment.

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Once you feel ready to make the most of your Hep C Specialist appointment, it's time to explore your insurance coverage—even before you go to your appointment.

Understand your insurance benefits

If you've been prescribed HARVONI, your next step will likely be to focus on your insurance coverage. The more you know about your coverage options could make the benefits process easier down the line. Even if you think your insurance won't cover HARVONI—or if you're uninsured altogether—there may be solutions out there that would still allow you to receive HARVONI.

Knowing that coverage options may be available is one thing, but finding them and figuring them out is another. That's where the live specialists at HARVONI Support Path® come in. They work with people in your position every day and are experts in finding ways to make coverage for treatment with HARVONI possible.

Live HARVONI Support Path specialists can walk you through your plan and perform a benefits investigation, where they'll find out if your insurance covers HARVONI. What's more, they can prepare you for the coming approval process (which may require a process known as prior authorization) and give you a sense of what your out-of-pocket costs may be.

To get started, call HARVONI Support Path at 1-855-7-MYPATH (1-855-769-7284) and tell the HARVONI Support Path specialist that you want to complete a benefits investigation.

Learn more about navigating your insurance and completing a benefits investigation.

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Once you've gotten a handle on your insurance coverage, your next step is to look into ways you can lower treatment costs.

Manage out-of-pocket costs

Focusing on your health is demanding enough without worrying about financial concerns. If you and your Hep C Specialist have decided that HARVONI is right for you, we'll do our best to keep cost from being an obstacle.

Regardless of your insurance status, funding and patient assistance options may be available to you. Call 1-855-7-MYPATH (1-855-769-7284) and speak with a HARVONI Support Path® specialist about all of the ways you may be able to keep out-of-pocket costs down.

You may be eligible to keep costs down with the HARVONI co-pay coupon, which may allow you to pay no more than $5 per co-pay. Most people with private insurance are eligible.

You are not eligible if you are enrolled in a government healthcare prescription drug program such as Medicaid or Medicare Part D (including when you are in the coverage gap known as the "donut hole"). To learn more, visit Financial Assistance & Insurance Support.

If you are eligible, the HARVONI Co-pay Coupon Program will cover the out-of-pocket costs of your HARVONI prescriptions up to a maximum of 25% of the catalog price of a 12-week regimen of HARVONI.

See if you're eligible to pay no more than $5 per co-pay.

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Once you've explored ways to keep costs down, you're ready to focus on staying on track with treatment.

Get support to help stay on track

If you've completed all of the steps to get ready for treatment with HARVONI, it's time to focus on treatment itself. Look to support from HARVONI to help you reach your goals.

24/7 live nurse support
If you have any questions about your treatment at any point, speak with your Hep C Specialist, or call our live nurse hotline for support around the clock, including holidays. Having a live person to talk to—no matter what the hour—can make all the difference.

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Treatment with HARVONI is simple: one pill, once a day for the majority of patients. Even so, it's nice to have support to help you move forward. Sign up for Onward to get free step-by-step guidance for making the most of your treatment with HARVONI and personalized tips to help you improve your health along the way.

HARVONI is a prescription medicine used with or without ribavirin to treat chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C genotype 1, 4, 5 or 6 infection. It is not known if HARVONI is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about HARVONI?

HARVONI can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Hepatitis B virus reactivation: Before starting HARVONI treatment, your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for hepatitis B infection. If you have ever had hepatitis B, the hepatitis B virus could become active again during and after treatment with HARVONI. This may cause serious liver problems including liver failure and death. If you are at risk, your healthcare provider will monitor you during and after taking HARVONI.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking HARVONI?

  • If you have: ever had hepatitis B infection, liver problems other than hepatitis C infection, or have had a liver transplant; severe kidney problems or are on dialysis; HIV, or any other medical condition; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if HARVONI will harm your unborn baby or pass into your breast milk. If you take HARVONI with ribavirin, you should also read the ribavirin Medication Guide for important pregnancy-related information.
  • Tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. HARVONI and certain other medicines may affect each other, or may cause side effects. Tell your healthcare provider if you take any medicines containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (ATRIPLA®, COMPLERA®, STRIBILD®, TRUVADA®, VIREAD®).

What are the possible side effects of HARVONI?

Serious side effects may also include:

  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia): HARVONI, when taken with amiodarone (Cordarone®, Nexterone®, Pacerone®), a medicine used to treat certain heart problems, may cause slow heart rate, which in some cases has led to death or the need for a pacemaker. Get medical help right away if you take amiodarone with HARVONI and get any of the following symptoms: fainting or near-fainting, dizziness or lightheadedness, not feeling well, weakness, extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, chest pains, confusion, or memory problems.

The most common side effects of HARVONI include tiredness, headache and weakness.

Please see Important Facts about HARVONI including Important Warning.