Sofosbuvir is used in combination with other antiviral drugs (such as ribavirin, daclatasvir and peginterferon) to cure chronic hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Sofosbuvir works by reducing the level of hepatitis C virus in the body, which may aid in recovery of the liver.
This medicine is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, Liver transplantation and hepatocellular cancer.
- Patients who have a known allergy to Sofosbuvir or other medicines in the same class should not take this treatment.
- Given to the higher risk of the patient's condition worsening, Sofosbuvir is not advised for use in individuals with a known history of Pancreatitis.
- Because of the increased risk of the patient's condition worsening, the combination of Sofosbuvir, peginterferon alfa and ribavirin is not advised for use in patients having a history of autoimmune hepatitis.
Some patients taking this medicine may experience blood dyscrasias (blood disorders), anorexia, weight loss, insomnia, depression, anxiety, agitation, headache, dizziness, migraine, attention disturbances, blurred vision, cough, stomach upset or rash. If you experience any of these symptoms please consult your doctor.
- Sofosbuvir should be kept at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.
- Keep Sofosbuvir out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use Sofosbuvir past its expiry date.
- In case of any doubt, consult your doctor.
What does Sofosbuvir do?
How long does it take for Sofosbuvir to begin its effect?
The amount of time Sofosbuvir takes for this treatment to take action has not been clinically proven.
How long should you take Sofosbuvir for?
Sofosbuvir is commonly given for 12 weeks in conjunction with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. When Sofosbuvir is used alone with ribavirin, it is normally taken for 12 to 24 weeks. Consult your doctor for more instructions.