Why is this medicine recommended?
Sofosbuvir is utilized alongside ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol) and in some cases another prescription (peginterferon alfa [Pegasys] to treat constant hepatitis C (a continuous viral contamination that harms the liver). Sofosbuvir is likewise utilized alongside ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol) in individuals with liver tumor and hepatitis C contamination who are sitting tight for a liver transplant to treat hepatitis C disease and to diminish the danger of reinfection after the transplant. Sofosbuvir is in a class of antiviral medicines called nucleotide polymerase inhibitors. It works by diminishing the measure of hepatitis C infection (HCV) in the body. Sofosbuvir may not keep the spread of hepatitis C to other individuals.
In what manner should this solution be utilized?
Sofosbuvir comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is typically brought with or without sustenance once every day. Take sofosbuvir at around a similar time each day. Take after the bearings on your remedy mark painstakingly, and ask your specialist or drug specialist to clarify any part you don’t get it. Take sofosbuvir precisely as coordinated. Try not to take pretty much of it or take it more frequently than recommended by your specialist.
Keep on taking sofosbuvir regardless of the possibility that you feel well. Sofosbuvir must be brought in mix with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin or in blend with ribavirin alone. On the off chance that sofosbuvir is brought in mix with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, it is generally taken for 12 weeks. In the event that sofosbuvir is brought in blend with ribavirin alone, it is typically taken for 12 or 24 weeks. On the off chance that you have liver growth and are sitting tight for a liver transplant, you will bring sofosbuvir with ribavirin for up to 48 weeks or until the point when you have a liver transplant. The length of your treatment relies upon your condition, how well you react to the prescription, and whether you encounter extreme symptoms. Try not to quit taking sofosbuvir, peginterferon alfa, or ribavirin, unless advised to do as such by your specialist.
Approach your drug specialist or specialist for a duplicate of the maker’s data for the patient.
Different utilizations for this prescription
This medicine might be endorsed for different utilizations; approach your specialist or drug specialist for more data.
What extraordinary precautionary measures would it be advisable for me to take after?
Before taking sofosbuvir,
tell your specialist and drug specialist on the off chance that you are oversensitive to sofosbuvir, some other medicines, or any of the fixings in sofosbuvir tablets. Approach your drug specialist for a rundown of the fixings.
tell your specialist and drug specialist what other solution and nonprescription prescriptions, vitamins, and wholesome supplements you are taking or plan to take. Make certain to specify any of the accompanying: amiodarone (Cordarone, Nexterone, Pacerone), certain solutions for seizures, for example, carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenobarbital, or phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, in Rifater); rifapentine (Priftin); or tipranavir (Aptivus). Your specialist may let you know not to take sofosbuvir in the event that you are taking at least one of these pharmaceuticals or screen you deliberately for symptoms.
tell your specialist what home grown items you are taking, particularly St. John’s wort. You ought not take St. John’s wort amid your treatment with sofosbuvir.
tell your specialist on the off chance that you have had a liver transplant, in the event that you have or have ever had despondency or emotional sickness, human immunodeficiency infection (HIV), kidney malady, or any sort of liver ailment other than hepatitis C.
tell your specialist in the event that you are pregnant, plan to end up plainly pregnant, or can wind up noticeably pregnant. In the event that you are male, tell your specialist if your accomplice is pregnant, plans to end up noticeably pregnant, or can end up noticeably pregnant. Sofosbuvir must be considered with ribavirin which can important mischief the baby. You should utilize two techniques for conception prevention to anticipate pregnancy in you or your accomplice amid treatment with these prescriptions and for 6 months after your treatment. Converse with your specialist about which strategies you should utilize; hormonal contraceptives (conception prevention pills, patches, inserts, rings, or infusions) may not function admirably in ladies who are taking these solutions. You or your accomplice must be tried for pregnancy before treatment, consistently amid your treatment, and for 6 months after your treatment. On the off chance that you or your accomplice winds up plainly pregnant while taking these pharmaceuticals or inside 6 months after your treatment, call your specialist instantly.
tell your specialist on the off chance that you are breastfeeding.
What uncommon dietary directions would it be advisable for me to take after?
Unless your specialist reveals to you generally, proceed with your typical eating routine.
What would it be advisable for me to do in the event that I overlook a measurements?
On the off chance that you recollect the missed measurements on the day that you should take it, take the missed dosage when you recall it on that day. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you don’t recollect the missed measurement until the following day, avoid the missed dosage and proceed with your standard dosing plan. Try not to take two dosages around the same time.
What symptoms would this be able to prescription reason?
Sofosbuvir may cause reactions. Tell your specialist if any of these indications are serious or don’t leave:
trouble nodding off or staying unconscious
Some symptoms can be not kidding. On the off chance that you encounter any of these manifestations call your specialist instantly:
shortness of breath
sore throat, fever, chills, and different indications of disease
changes in state of mind or conduct
contemplations of slaughtering or harming yourself
Sofosbuvir may cause opposite reactions. Call your specialist on the off chance that you have any uncommon issues while taking this pharmaceutical.