VELASOF

Mfd. by :- Hetero Health Care (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

velasof

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Magicine Pharma is registered with the Government Of NCT, India, Ministry Of Health in Government of Delhi, India, registration number DL-RAJ-122372 and as a wholesale distributor, department file No. 44208.

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Medicine details

Brand name - Velasof
Generic name - Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir
Manufacturer - Hetero Health Care
Salt composition - Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir
Storage - Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Dosage form - Oral (tablet)
Strength - 400mg + 100mg
Packaging - Bottle of 28 tablets
Gender - Unisex
Active ingredient - Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir
Prescription required - Yes
Indication - Used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Description

Velasof is a combination of two antivirals. It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Velasof (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) stops the multiplication of the virus in the body. Velasof can be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time everyday. Velasof is not recommended to the patients having a known history of Hepatitis B virus infection due to high risk of adverse reaction.

Pharmacodynamics

The effect of Sofosbuvir (Velasof) 400 mg (recommended dosage) and 1200 mg (three times the recommended dosage) on QTc interval was demonstrated in an active-controlled (moxifloxacin 400 mg) thorough QT trial. Sofosbuvir (Velasof) does not prolong QTc to any clinically relevant extent, at three times the recommended dose. The effect of Velpatasvir (Velasof) 500 mg (five times the recommended dosage) was demonstrated in an active-controlled (moxifloxacin 400 mg) thorough QT trial. Velpatasvir (Velasof) does not prolong QTc interval to any clinically relevant extent, at five times the recommended dose.

Ingredients

The active ingredient of Velasof is Sofosbuvir (400mg)/Velpatasvir (100mg).

Usage of medicine

Velasof is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by Hepatitis C Virus (HPV). Therefore, Velasof helps to control the infection.

Alternate brands

  • Velpanat tablet

  • Resof total tablet

  • Sofocure-v tablet

  • Sovihep-v tablet

  • Valpaclear tablet

Side-effects

Common side-effects

  • Headache

  • Tiredness

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Sleeping difficulty

  • Irritability

  • Loss of appetite

  • Muscle pain

  • Sudden cramps

  • Back pain

Serious side-effects

  • Mood changes

  • Unusual weakness

  • Allergic reaction including skin rash and itching

  • Shortness of breath

  • Swelling of face

  • Slow heartbeat

  • Insomnia

  • Trouble in concentrating

Dosage

Take the dose exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. Do not alter the dose strength, unless your doctor tells you.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is already the time for the next dose, please contact your healthcare provider. Do not double the dose in order to catch up.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical help

 

 

Warning and precautions

  • Before taking this medicine pregnancy, make sure to consult your healthcare provider.

  • Interaction of Velasof with alcohol is unknown. Kindy contact your healthcare provider before alcohol consumption.

  • Velasof may cause side effects such as weakness or fever, due to which driving after taking this medicine isn’t recommended.

  • Velasof should be administered wih caution in patients having a known history of Hepatitis B infection.

  • This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having kidney disease.

  • During breastfeeding, Velasf should be used only if the healthcare provider prescribes, by considering all the risks.

  • Velasof is not recommended for children (below age 18).

Contraindication 

Velasof tablets should not be consumed by those patients who already have a known allergy to Sofosbuvir, Velpatasvir or any of the inactive ingredients of Velasof.

 

FAQs

Q1- What is Velasof?

A- Velasof is a combination of two antivirals. It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

Q2- How should I take Velasof?

A- Take Velasof exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. Do not crush, chew or break the tablet. Swallow it as whole.

Q3- What are the possible side effects of Velasof?

A- There can be certain side effects of Velasof such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness and mood changes. Please consult your healthcare provider if you experience any of these or other side effects.

Q4- In what strength is Velasof available?

A- Velasof (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir) is available in the strength of 400mg + 100mg.

Q5- What should be done if I miss a dose?

A- Please consult your healthcare provider if you miss a dose. Do not adjust the dose as per your wish.

Q6- What should I avoid while consuming this medicine?

A- Avoid consuming sugary foods.

Q7- What are self care tips?

A- Drink plenty of water.

Q8- Can I take Velasof during pregnancy?

A- Please consult your healthcare provider.

Q9- Can I drive after taking this medicine?

A- After taking Velasof, you may feel dizzy. If you experience such side effects, do not drive or operate heavy machines.

Q10- What are the storage conditions for Velasof?

A- Store at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep away from direct light, heat and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

Q11- Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?

A- This medicine can be taken during breastfeeding, if prescribed by a professional healthcare provider (considering the risk factors).

Q12- Can I take this medicine if I have kidney disease?

A- Take Velasof tablet only if your healthcare provider tells you.

Q13- Is Velasof a habit forming medicine?

A- No, Velasof is not a habit forming medicine.

 

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