DACIKAST

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Dacikast

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Brand Name: Dacikast  

Generic Name: Daclatasvir 

Manufacturer: Aprazer 

Dosage Form: Tablet 

Strength: 60mg  

Composition: Daclatasvir 

Packaging: 28 tablets per bottle  

Indication: Hepatitis C 

Storage: Store at room temperature  

Overview  

Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablet is a prescribed antiviral medicine that helps in lowering the amount of Hepatitis C virus in the body. Daclatasvir works by blocking the activities of a special protein non-structural 5A and this helps to decrease the load of the Hepatitis C virus. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. Follow your regular dosing schedule and store this medicine at room temperature.  

Pharmacodynamics 

Daclatasvir is a direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agent that targets the nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) and causes a decrease in serum HCV RNA levels. It disrupts HCV replication by specifically inhibiting the critical functions of a nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) protein in the replication complex. After the oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours.  

Usage 

The use of the Dacikast tablet reduces the amount of Hepatitis C virus in the body and helps in improving the immunity of patients. This medicine is also used along with other medications for treating HCV infection. Take this medicine with or without food orally once a day. The recommended dose is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. Regular monitoring of kidney and liver function is required while having treatment with this medicine. This medication may take some time to show effect. Do not chew or break the tablet and swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water.  

Advantages 

  • Dacikast tablet helps in reducing the complications associated with the liver.  

  • The use of this medicine helps in improving the quality of life of patients.  

  • Daclatasvir decreases the possibility of getting liver cancer.  

  • This medication helps in recurrent HCV infection after the liver transplant operation.  

Interactions 

Interactions may change how your medication works and increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose your previous medical history with the doctor.  

Medicine Interactions 

  • Apalutamide  

  • Clarithromycin  

  • Carbamazepine  

  • Modafinil  

  • Primidone  

  • Ketoconazole  

  • Bosentan 

Disease Interaction: In patients coinfected with hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus, the use of this medicine may cause a reactivation of HBV.  

Alcohol Interaction: Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.  

Contraindication 

  • This medicine is not recommended in patients receiving strong CYP3A inducers.  

  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Daclatasvir.  

  • This medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive.  

Side effects  

This medicine may cause some mild or severe side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with the doctor before starting the treatment. 

Common side effects  

  • Fatigue  

  • Diarrhea  

  • Nausea  

  • Vomiting  

  • Dizziness  

  • Insomnia  

  • Anemia  

  • Chest pain  

  • Irregular heartbeat  

  • Shortness of breath  

  • Severe rashes  

  • Fainting  

  • Memory problems  

  • Unusual weakness  

  • Allergic reaction  

  • Abdominal cramps  

  • Pale skin  

  • Itching  

  • Lack of strength  

  • Swelling of the mouth, face, tongue, or throat  

  • Unusual tiredness  

  • Slow heart rate  

  • Hepatitis B viral infection  

  • Low blood sugar  

Note - Immediately contact your doctor if any side effects occur  

Dosage  

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule.  

  •  It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.  

Overdose  

  • In case of an overdose, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.  

Warnings 

Before starting treatment with this medication, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.  

  •  Contraception  

  • Use suitable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.  

  • Children and adolescents  

  • Dacikast tablets are not advisable for use in children and adolescents. 

Warnings for female  

  • Pregnancy 

  • Do not use this medicine if you are planning to become pregnant. Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy.  

  • Breastfeeding 

  • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is essential. Please consult with your doctor before starting treatment with this medication. 

Precautions  

  • Close monitoring of kidney and liver function tests is required while having treatment with this medicine.  

  • This medicine may increase the risk of decreased heart rate when it is used along with other medicines. 

  • One should test blood glucose levels more frequently while you are taking this medication.  

  • Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - nausea, anemia, fatigue, vomiting, insomnia, and irregular heartbeat. 

  • Do not skip the regular dosing schedule. 

  • This tablet may interact with many other medicines. Do not forget to discuss your medical history with the doctor. 

Cautions 

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.  

  • Not safe for pregnant women.  

  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.  

  • Do not crush or break the tablet. 

Q1. What is Dacikast (Daclatasvir)?  

Ans. Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablet is a prescribed antiviral medicine that helps in lowering the amount of Hepatitis C virus in the body. 

Q2. What are the side effects?  

Ans. Some common side effects are:- fatigue, diarrhea, allergic reaction, nausea, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, etc.  

Q3. How does Dacikast (Daclatasvir) work? 

Ans. This medication works by blocking the activities of a special protein non-structural 5A and this helps to decrease the load of the Hepatitis C virus. 

Q4. What happens if I miss a dose?  

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q5. In what strength is it available?  

Ans. It is available in the strength of 60mg.  

Q6. How to take this medicine?  

Ans. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or break the tablet. 

Q7. Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol. 

Q8. Does this medicine affect liver function?  

Ans. Please contact your doctor before consuming this drug. 

Q9. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?  

Ans. Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food and other activities.  

Q10. Can I drive after taking this medicine?  

Ans. This medicine may affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur. 

Q11. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary. 

Q12. What are the storage conditions? 

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature and keep it away from excessive heat. 

Q13. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy? 

Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. 

Q14. Does this medicine affect kidney function?  

Ans. Please contact your doctor before consuming this drug. 

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