What is Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) used for?
Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) is a new oral medication prescribed for the treatment of hepatitis C. It operates by slowing or preventing the reproduction of virus cells allowing the immune system to naturally destroy or control the infection. This can prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as nausea, joint pain, weight loss, and, eventually, acute liver failure. This action may even completely eliminate the hepatitis C infection after completing the full cycle of treatment. Your physician will prescribe this medication to be used along with others such as ribvirin or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions and those included with the medication while using Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal treatment cycle is one daily administration of one tablet along with for a cycle of twelve weeks for genotypes 1,2, or 4. Genotypes 1 and 4 should also use ribavirin and peginterferon alfa along with this medication. Patients with genotype 3 may be prescribed a twenty-four week cycle of medication to be taken along with ribavirin. The doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not split or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. It is also essential to maintain a constant level of medication in the body, so you are strongly recommended to take your dose at the same time each day. Always ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir)?
Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are irregular or rapid heart rate, difficulty concentrating, faintness, pale skin, mouth sores, skin sores, flu symptoms, fever, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, or who are taking certain other medications including fosphenytoin, carbamazepine, phenytoin, oxcarbazepine, modafinil, rifabutin, rifapentine, rifampicin, or St. John's wort. It is also essential to inform your physician if you have hepatitis B, kidney failure, or liver cirrhosis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.