Brand Name: Hepcinat plus
Generic Name: Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir
Dosage Form: Tablet
Composition: Sofosbuvir 400mg + Daclatasvir 60mg
Packaging: 28 tablets per bottle
Indication: Hepatitis C
Storage: Store at room temperature
Hepcinat plus tablet is a combination of two antiviral drugs Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir. This medicine is used in the treatment of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). It works by preventing the action of a specific protein that the virus needs to reproduce. The use of this medication reduces the amount of HCV in the body and helps our immune system to fight against infection. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. Store this medicine at room temperature and keep it away from light and moisture.
Pharmacodynamics Hepcinat plus
Sofosbuvir is used in combination therapy with Daclatasvir antiviral medicine to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients with HCV genotypes 1-6 and to treat HCV and HIV, co-infected patients. After the oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours.
Usage Hepcinat plus
Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir are antiviral medications that are used in combination to treat chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV). This medicine works by removing the virus from the blood over a period of time. Take this medicine with or without food orally once a day. This medication may take some time to show effect. Do not miss your regular dosing schedule. The recommended dose is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. Your doctor may regularly monitor liver function and the amount of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in your body. Do not chew or break the tablet.
Interactions of Hepcinat plus
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.
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Side effects Hepcinat plus
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
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
Loss of strength
Note- immediate medical attention is required if any side effect occurs
Dosage of Hepcinat plus
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip or miss your dosing schedule. This medicine can be taken with or without food.
Warnings of Hepcinat plus
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.
Children and adolescents
Warnings for female
Precautions of Hepcinat plus
Do not skip the regular dosing schedule
Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like nausea, fatigue, headache, anemia, and rashes.
Do not stop taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice.
Contact your doctor if you have complications in the liver other than HCV infection.
Cautions of Hepcinat plus
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 Hepcinat plus (Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir)?
Ans. This medicine is used in the treatment of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). It works by removing the virus from the blood over a period of time.
Q2. How does this medication work?
Ans. This medication works by preventing the action of a specific protein that the virus needs to reproduce. It reduces the amount of HCV in the body and helps our immune system to fight against infection.
Q3. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- nausea, fatigue, headache, anemia, rashes, muscle pain, insomnia, dizziness, blurred vision, etc.
Q4. In what strength is it available?
Ans. It is available in the strength of 60mg/400mg (Sofosbuvir 400mg + Daclatasvir 60mg).
Q5. How to take this medicine?
Ans. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or break the tablet.
Q6. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
Q7. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.
Q8. Does this medicine affect liver function?
Ans. Please contact your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q9. What should I avoid while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food and other activities.
Q10. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Q11. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. This medicine may affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur.
Q12. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from heat and light.
Q13. Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or not. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q14. What are the disadvantages of this medicine?
Ans. There are certain disadvantages like:- shows a higher rate of side effects and dosage need to be modified.