Sofosbuvir is a direct-acting antiviral medicine used in combination with other antiviral medicines to treat chronic Hepatitis C, an infectious hepatic disease caused as a result of infection by Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). It is also recommended in cases of hepatitis C and liver cancer who are about to get a liver transplant. Sofosbuvir reduces the chances of infection recurrence following the transplant.
Sofosbuvir is available as a tablet that is taken orally.
It's taken once a day, with or without food.
Sofosbuvir should be taken at the same time each day.
Swallow the tablet with water.
The tablet should not be broken, chewed, or crushed.
Take no more than the suggested dose or for any longer than your doctor recommended.
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.
This medicine is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, Liver transplantation and hepatocellular cancer.
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 only be used if absolutely essential in pregnant women. Before using this prescription, pregnant women should consult their doctors about all of the benefits and risks of this medicine.
Sofosbuvir should only be used if absolutely essential in lactating women. Before using this prescription, lactating females should consult their doctors about all of the benefits and risks of this medicine.
In Sofosbuvir has a mild impact on one's capacity to operate machinery and drive. Patients should know that Sofosbuvir treatment has been associated with fatigue, focus problems, dizziness, and vision problems.
People having liver problems should consult their doctors before taking Sofosbuvir.
Because of the risk for severe side effects, Sofosbuvir should be taken with caution in patients having kidney diseases. While taking this Sofosbuvir, constant evaluation of kidney function tests is required. Depending on the medical state, appropriate dose modifications or substitution with a viable substitute may be needed in some cases.
It is unknown if Sofosbuvir interacts with alcohol or not. Before consuming, it is advised to consult your doctor.
If you are sensitive to Sofosbuvir or have any allergies, inform your doctor before taking Sofosbuvir. Inactive chemicals may be included in this medicine, causing severe allergies or other issues. For more information, consult your doctor.
Consult your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have kidney problems, other liver complications (such as hepatitis B), or diabetes before taking Sofosbuvir.
If you are diabetic, hepatitis C treatment may aid in lowering your blood sugar. As a result, your doctor may change your diabetes treatment plan to reduce your chance of low blood sugar. If you suffer signs of low blood sugar, such as abrupt perspiration, trembling, rapid heartbeat, hunger, vision problems, dizziness, or tingling hands or feet, consult your doctor immediately.
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.
What does Sofosbuvir do?
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.
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.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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