What is Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) used for?
Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) is a new oral medication prescribed for the treatment of hepatitis C. It operates by preventing or slowing the reproduction of virus cells allowing the immune system to destroy or control the infection naturally. This may prevent symptoms such as fatigue, reduced appetite, muscle pain, or acute liver failure. This medication should be used along with other medications such as ribavirin or peginterferon alfa to treat your condition.
How should I use Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging while using Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered daily along with another medication which will depend on the genotype of hepatitis. Patients with genotype 1 or 4 are prescribed a twelve week cycle to be administered along with ribavirin and peginterferon alfa. Genotype 2 patients should undergo twelve week cycle to be used along with ribavirin. And those suffering from genotype 3 should be administered a twenty-four week cycle of medication along with ribavirin. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not crush or split the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir)?
Some patients using Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) may experience side effects such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual, serious, or worrying side effects including fever, flu symptoms, mouth sores, skin sores, sensitive skin, faintness, increased heart rate, difficulty concentrating, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases 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 the following medications or supplements: phenytoin, modafinil, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamezepine, modafinil, rifabutin, rifapentine, rifampicin, or St. John`s wort. It is also important to disclose if you have hepatitis B, kidney failure, or liver cirrhosis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly use Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Hepcinat (Sofosbuvir) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.