What is Daclahep (Daclatasvir) used for?
Daclahep contains Daclatasvir Dychloride 60mg and is indicated in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) genotype 1 or genotype 3 infection in adults. Daclahep is always taken in combination with sofosbuvir, and in some cases with ribavirin. It must not be taken by itself.
How should I use Daclahep (Daclatasvir)?
Follow the dosage instructions for Dacalhep given to you by your doctor. This will include information abour combing sofosbuvir and/or ribavirin with daclatasvir.
Most people will need to take one tablet of Daclahep each day for a period of 12 weeks.
What are the side effects of Daclahep (Daclatasvir)?
Serious side effects can occur if you take amiodarone with Daclatasvir and Sofosbuvir. People taking these three medicines together have been known to develop bradycardia ( an unusually slow heart rate). If you are taking these three drugs and notice any of the following, get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible:
There are other side effects which are more common, but less concerning. Headaches and tiredness are common, as are anemia (low red blood cell count) and nausea if you are taking ribavirin.
Never take Daclatasvir on its own. It must be used in combination with other antiviral medicines (Sofosbuvir and/or Ribavirin).
Make sure your doctor is aware of the following before you take daclatrasvir: