Sovihep (Sofosbuvir) is an anti-viral medication in the nucleotide analog inhibitor class. For most people, sofosbuvir can help with recovery of the liver after Hepatitis C infection. It can also help the immune system to improve after Hepatitis C infection.
The most common use of Sovihep (Sofosbuvir) is as part of a treatment plan after a patient has contracted Hepatitis C. It is not used alone - it is typically used in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. It can be used to treat Hepatitus C genotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
A combination of oral medications (antiviral drugs) and injections are used to fight the viruses. SoviHep (Sofosbuvir) 400mg can be taken 1 tablet per day, with or without meal. SoviHep (Sofosbuvir) is taken with other medication depending on HCV genotype.
The treatment for HCV patients recommended dosing method as follows:
1. HCV genotype 1 or 4 takes SoviHep (Sofosbuvir) with Ribavirin and Pegylated interferon for 12 weeks.
2. HCV genotype 2 takes SoviHep (Sofosbuvir) with Ribavirin for 12 weeks (without interferon).
3. HCV genotype 3 takes SoviHep (sofosbuvir with Ribavirin for 24 weeks (without interferon).
The combination of SoviHep (Sofosbuvir), Ribavirin and Pegylated interferon can cause serious birth defects. Do not take this medicine if you or your partner is pregnant. You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before using these medications together, and every month during your treatment. Also if you decide to get pregnant, you and your partner will be suggest 6 months after stop taking SoviHep.
SoviHep (Sofosbuvir) can interact with other drugs or supplement, before you taking this medicine, should seek professional advice from your doctor.
At this time, it is not known if SoviHep (Sofosbuvir) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, you should speak with your doctor for more information about this.
You should tell your doctor if you have had a liver transplant, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), kidney disease, or any type of liver disease other than hepatitis C.
Do not change dosage or stop taking before talking with your doctor or healthcare provider.
The two most common side effects of Sovihep (Sofosbuvir) are nausea and insomnia. These common side effects can be reduced by planning when to take sofosbuvir. To reduce the risk of insomnia and nausea, it can be taken early in the day and taken with food or on a full stomach.
Sofosbuvir can decrease your red blood cell count. You may need routine testing to check the levels stay within mormal limits.
Sovihep (Sofosbuvir) can have negative effects on the liver. If you have ever experienced liver problems, you may need to discuss an alternative to sofosbuvir with your doctor. Regular liver function tests are important when taking a medicine like sufosbuvir.