What is Sofosbuvir and what it is used for:
Sofosbuvir is a prescription medication used with other antiviral medications in order to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1, 2, 3, or 4 infection in adults.
It is also recommended to treat children 12 years of age and older or weighing at least 77 pounds (35 kg) with chronic HCV genotype 2 or 3 infection without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis together with ribavirin.
Most common adverse reactions include feeling tired, nausea, headache and trouble sleeping.
Adverse reactions are generally more common in the interferon-containing regimens.
Warning & Precautions
- Females of childbearing potential must be advised to avoid pregnancy while on sofosbuvir tablets 400 mg.
- It is recommended that the mother does not breastfeed while on the treatment with sofosbuvir alone or together with the ribavirin.
- Sofosbuvir in combination with the simeprevir, ledipasvir or daclatasvir is recommended with amiodarone because of the risk of abnormal slow heartbeats.
- If you consume an excess dose, call your healthcare professional or walk out to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
- Consume SoviHep exactly as your doctor tells you to consume it. Avoid changing your dose unless your healthcare professional tells you to.
- Prior to consuming this drug talk to your doctor if you have ever had hepatitis B virus infection, liver problems other than the hepatitis C infection.
- Initiate treatment with sofosbuvir 400 mg after informing your doctor if you have had a liver transplant or severe kidney problems.