What is Ledifos 28 Tablet?
Ledifos 28 tablet contains Ledipasvir (90 mg) and Sofosbuvir (400 mg). It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-viral. This medicine is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is used in combination with another medicine. It prevents the spread of HCV throughout the body. It should be taken at an adequate dose and duration. It should be given to children under 12 years of age.
What Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir drugs are used for?
Ledipasvir is sold under the brand name Ledifos Tablet. It is manufactured in India by Hetero Drugs Limited. This medicine is used alone or in combination with ribavirin to treat certain types of chronic hepatitis C in adults and children 3 years of age and older. It is in a class of medications called nucleotide polymerase inhibitors. It works to decrease the amount of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in our body. It is in a class of antiviral medicine. Calle HCV NS5A inhibitors. It works to stop the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body.
Sofosbuvir is sold under the brand name Sovaldi. It is manufactured in India by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited. Sofosbuvir is used with other antiviral medications to treat chronic hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. It works to reduce the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body. It may help your liver recover. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring, or liver cancer. Sofosbuvir is a combination with other antiviral medications that reduce the amount of hepatitis c virus in the body and help the body’s immune system to fight the infection. It lowers the risk of infection in your body.
What is a Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?
Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver that is caused by a virus and spread through contact with the blood of an infected person. Some people can have hepatitis C for years without any symptoms or just have minor symptoms.
If the infection is not treated, it can cause the liver to swell and become inflamed. Over time, this can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, and liver failure. As the disease develops, symptoms of liver damage may appear.
- How has hepatitis C spread?
Hepatitis C spreads through contact with the blood of someone who has HCV. This contact may be through:
Sharing of drug needles or other drug materials
Being tattooed or pierced with tools or inks that were not sterilized
Having contact with the blood or open sores of someone who has HCV
Sharing of personal items
Being born to a mother with HCV
Having unprotected sex with someone who has HCV.
- What are the signs and symptoms of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV)?
Most people with hepatitis C have no symptoms. Some people with acute hepatitis C do have symptoms within 1 to 3 months after they are exposed. These symptoms may include:
Dark yellow urine
Gray or clay-colored stools
Loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
The combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir comes as a tablet and pellets to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once daily. Take the ledifos 28 tablets at around the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include tiredness and headache. You should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. It makes you feel better,
The benefit of Ledifos 28 Tablet
- In the treatment of Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
This tablet inhibits an important viral phosphoprotein, nonstructural protein (NS5A), which is involved in viral reproduction, secretion, and production of RNA viral infection. Ledifos tablet improves your health and feels cured of the infection. It reduces the number of hepatitis C by preventing it from spreading in your body. This helps to control the infection and helps you recover faster.
Side effects of Ledifos 28 Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Difficulty in sleep
Muscle pain and cramps
How are Ledifos 28 tablets taken?
The combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir comes as a tablet and pellets to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once daily. Take the ledifos 28 tablets at around the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Ledifos Tablet work?
Ledifos tablet consists of two antiviral medicines. This table binds itself to NS5A (viral phosphoprotein) to stop the secretion, reproduction, and production of RNA viral infection.
This improves your health and makes you feel better and cured of the infection. This lowers the amount of hepatitis c virus in the body and removes the virus from the blood over some time.