What is MyHep (Sofosbuvir) used for?
MyHep (Sofosbuvir) is indicated in combination with under medicines (Pegylated interferon and Ribavirin) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in genotype 1, 2, 3 and 4. It can be taken patients awaiting liver transplantation. It can also be taken by those with HCV/HIV-1 co-infection.
Sofosbuvir directly targets the Hepatitis C virus to stop it from replicating in the liver and makes it harder for the virus to multiply.
How should I use MyHep (Sofosbuvir)?
400mg per day is often prescribed as a starting dosage. 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 Hepatitis C (CHC) in adults.
Differnet genotypes of HCV require different treatments. The following are offered as guidelines:
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 MyHep (Sofosbuvir)?
The most commonly reported side effects of taking MyHep (Sofosbuvir) as below:
Nausea and insomnia can be countered in part by taking the tablet with food early in the day.
Do not take this MyHep (Sofosbuvir) alone unless instructed to do so by a doctor. It is supposed to be taken along with other drugs - Pegylated interferon and Ribavirin - to treat Hepatitis C.
Using this MyHep (Sofosbuvir) while pregnant can be harmful the fetus and 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 MyHep. If you are pregnant, do ot start taking sofosbuvir.
If you are on any other drugs or supplements, or if you are breast feeding tell your doctor before taking sofosbuvir.