ABOUT THE DRUG:
Hepcinat 400mg is a highly effective and well-tolerated treatment for people with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It is a prescription medicine and should be used under proper medical guidance. Physicians prescribe specific drugs for individuals based on a person?s medical history and other health factors. The medicine comes in the form of tablets for oral administration. Sofosbuvir is the active ingredient of Hepcinat 400 mg tablets. The mediation is given in combination with other antiviral medicines to prevent the multiplication of hepatitis C virus. The infection can cause serious, life-threatening liver problems such as cirrhosis and cancer. The antiviral medicine is a sheer advancement in the cure of prolonged hepatitis C.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Sofosbuvir (Hepcinat 400 mg) tablets are used with another antiviral medicine that prevents hepatitis C virus from multiplying in the body.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Sofosbuvir blocks one of the steps in the reproduction of the virus, which helps to stop the multiplication of the virus and eliminates the virus from the body.
DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to it or any of its ingredients
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have a medical history of kidney disorder
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
Prescribed dosing for Sofosbuvir is one tablet daily. Do not consume the tablets in larger quantities or for longer than recommended.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
Take Sofosbuvir tablets on an empty stomach or before or after having food. Take it daily at the same time daily. Periodically consult your healthcare specialist and seek medical advice as well as follow the instructions given by your health care professional while you are getting treated with Hepcinat.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE?
The recommended treatment course is around 6 to 12 months. It is best to take the Hepcinat tablet with an advice of a healthcare specialist as the medicine can sometimes cause side effects, which can probably be fatal.
If overdose is taken in such a case contact your healthcare specialist or visit the nearest health care center.
Take the missed dose of Sofosbuvir as soon as you remember. However, if it is too late then leave the dose and take the next scheduled dose on the correct time. Never double up the dose for the missed one.
SIDE EFFECTS OF HEPCINAT 400MG:
Check with your health care specialist if any of the following develop while using Sofosbuvir:
• Signs of infection such as chills, shortness of breath, fever, prolonged dizziness, headache, weight loss, stiff neck
• Signs of depression, including changes in sleep, thoughts of suicide, poor concentration, weight changes, decreased interest in activities
• Signs of anemia, such as pale skin, shortness of breath, low red blood cells, dizziness, weakness, or tiredness
• You must discontinue using the drug in case any of the following occur:
• Bloody, black, or tarry stools, vomiting blood, spitting up of blood that looks like coffee grounds.
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Amiodarone may interact with Sofosbuvir. Other medications may also affect how hepcinat works. Such medications include rifampin, rifabutin, tipranavir, St. John?s wort, ritonavir, medications used for treating seizures such as phenytoin, carbamazepine. Avoid taking these medications along with Sofosbuvir.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
It is strongly advised you to discuss with your healthcare specialist about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information available here is helpful and educational, but it cannot be used as a substitute for medical advice.