Hi there are not a lot of people here any more once they were cured most have moved on.
I didn’t take those specifically but did take the similar med Harvoni.
I was treated 3 times with interferon based meds in the past but had no response to treatment.
I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2008 and treated with Harvoni starting in Nov 2014 and finishing my 24 weeks May 2015
I have been cured ever since.
The is much clinical trial data for Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir (brand name Epclusa) that shows it to be a very effective treatment. Depending on his genotype cure rates were as high as 100% for genotypes 4 and 6 and as low as 95% for genotype 2
For genotype 1 the trial data was a 98% cure rate. This is for patients without cirrhosis.
For patients with advanced decompensated cirrhosis Epclusa should be taken for 12 weeks along with ribavirin.
Cure rates for EPCLUSA ranged from 89% (with prior Hep C treatment and with cirrhosis) to 98% (without prior Hep C treatment and without cirrhosis).
Antibiotics are strong medicines that treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics won't treat viral infections because they can't kill viruses. Common illnesses caused by bacteria are urinary tract infections, strep throat, and some pneumonia.
Antibiotics cannot treat viral infections, such as cold, flu, and most coughs.
If he has a cold all anyone can do is treat the symptoms. He should rest and keep up his fluids. Antibiotics cannot help a cold only time will. A cold usually runs its course in a week to 10 days. If he has worrying symptoms he should see his doctor.
If he needs to take any medicine he should discuss this with his doctor.
People get colds all the time it is not bad fortune it is just normal life.