What is Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir) used for?
Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir) is indicated in combination with under medicinal products for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in genotype 1, 2, 3 and 4. It is suitable to treat patients awaiting liver transplantation and those with HCV/HIV-1 co-infection.
Sofosbuvir directly targets the Hepatitus C virus to stop it from making copies of itself in the liver and makes it harder for the virus to multiply.
How should I use Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir)?
A starting dosage of 400mg per day is often prescribed. One tablet is taken orally, once daily with or without food. Sofosbuvir needs to be taken along with ribavirin or in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitus C (CHC) in adults.
The recommended dosing method in treatment for HCV patients as follows:
The above information is only a general recommendation, for more details and professional advice, you should check with your doctor or health care provider.
What are the side effects of Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir)?
The common side effects of taking Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir) as below:
If you notice any other side effects, or if the side effects listed above linger or become troublesome, you should contact your doctor.
Do not take this Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir) alone. It is designed to be taken along with other drugs to treat Hepatitus C.
Using this Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir) while pregnant can harm the fetus or cause serious birth defects. If pregnancy occurs while either partner is taking sofosbuvir you must seek immediate medical attention.
A pregnancy test should be performed prior to beginning treatment with Hepcvir.
If you are on any other drugs or supplements, breast feeding, or decide to change dosage or stop taking Hepcvir (Sofosbuvir), you should discussed with your doctor before hand.