About Ledikast Tablet
Ledikast Tablet, is a medicine that contains the active substances ledipasvir and sofosbuvir. It is indicated to treat chronic (long-term) hepatitis C virus infection in adults and children three years of age and older. Hepatitis C is a virus that mainly infects the liver. It is mainly triggered by a virus named Flavivirus. Most patients remain asymptomatic, and the symptoms show up only when they develop chronic liver disease or cirrhosis. The progression of liver disease is faster in people who consume alcohol and those with a weak immune system. The main treatment goal for Hepatitis C infection is complete eradication of the virus causing this infection.
This drug is contraindicated for individuals with decompensated cirrhosis or severe liver disease. In such cases, alternative treatment options should be considered. This drug should not be used if you have any known allergy or hypersensitivity to Ledikast Tablet, or other ingredients in the medication. Your liver function may change with the treatment of hepatitis C and, therefore, affect other medications (e.g., medicines used to suppress your immune system, etc.). Your doctor may need to monitor your other medicines and make dose adjustments closely. If you have liver disease other than hepatitis C, are awaiting a liver transplant, have a current or previous infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), or receive ongoing treatment for HIV infection. It’s important to inform your doctor. They will consider these conditions before starting treatment.
Talk to your doctor immediately before taking this drug if you have diabetes. You may need closer monitoring of your blood glucose levels or adjustment of your diabetes medication after starting this drug. Some diabetic patients have experienced low sugar levels in the blood (hypoglycemia) after starting treatment with medicines like Ledikast Tablet. The doctor will test your blood before, during, and after your treatment with this medicine. So that your doctor can confirm that your treatment has worked and you are free of the hepatitis C virus, do not breastfeed during treatment with this tablet. It is unknown whether this drug passes into human breast milk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not give this tablet to children under three years of age. The use of this drug has not yet been studied. This tablet can interact with certain medications, potentially affecting their efficacy or increasing the risk of side effects. It’s necessary to inform your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements, to ensure no potential interactions.
Uses Of Ledikast Tablet
- Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection.
Therapeutic Effects Of Ledikast Tablet
The active substances in the Ledikast Tablet work together by blocking two different proteins that the virus needs to grow and reproduce itself, allowing the infection to be permanently eliminated from the body.
Interaction Of Ledikast Tablet With Other Drugs
Inform your doctor about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications, including rifampicin, rifabutin, St. John’s wort, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and rosuvastatin, may interact with Ledikast Tablet, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information About Ledikast Tablet
- Store the Ledikast Tablet at a controlled room temperature of (30°C).
- Keep it out of reach of children.
How To Consume Ledikast Tablet
It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Ledikast Tablet based on the disease condition and other factors. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with water.
Safety Advices For Ledikast Tablet
The effects of this tablet during pregnancy are not known. If you are pregnant or plan to have a baby, consult your doctor before taking a Ledikast Tablet.
Do not breastfeed during treatment with Ledikast Tablet. It is unknown whether this drug passes into human breast milk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Patients with pre-existing lung disease should consult a healthcare provider before taking Ledikast Tablet
Ledikast Tablet should be cautiously administered in patients with liver diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary. However, inform your physician of any liver diseases before initiating the therapy.
It is unknown whether alcohol may interact with Ledikast Tablets. Inform your physician if you drink alcoholic beverages.
The Ledikast Tablet is known to affect driving ability. It is unsafe to ride a bike or operate machines.
Side Effects Of Ledikast Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Allergic reactions
Word Of Advice
It is always advised to take this tablet exactly as your doctor said. If you accidentally take more than the prescribed dose, you should immediately contact your doctor or the nearest emergency department for advice. Keep the tablet bottle with you to describe what you have taken easily. This medicine contains lactose as an inactive ingredient that the body cannot digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. It can cause symptoms such as bloating and abdominal pain. If you have lactose intolerance, inform your doctor before starting this therapy.
Do not stop taking this tablet unless your doctor tells you to. Complete the entire course of treatment to give the medicine a great chance to treat your hepatitis C virus infection. Talk with your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse if you have further doubts regarding Ledikast Tablet.