What is a Sofokast Tablet?
The Sofokast tablet contains a drug called Sofosbuvir 400mg . This tablet is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat the Chronic Hepatitis C virus. It works to prevent the multiplication of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in our body. This medicine is used to control the infection and reduce complications and make the immune system better. This medicine is taken with another anti-viral medicine. This tablet is not a cure for the Hepatitis C virus. It only reduces the complications by stopping the multiplication of viruses in our bodies. It reduces the infection and helps to recover quickly.
How is Sofosbuvir 400mg drug used?
Sofosbuvir is sold under the brand name Sovaldi. It is manufactured in India by Aprazer Healthcare Private Limited. Sofosbuvir is used with other antiviral medications to treat chronic ( long-lasting) 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 ( cirrhosis) or liver cancer. Sofosbuvir in combination with other antiviral medications reduces the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body and helps the body’s immune system to fight the infection. It does not prevent as well as lower the risk of the passing virus to others.
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become injured or infected. Inflammation can damage organs.
Viruses attack normal cells in your body. Many viruses cause infections that can spread from person to person. The hepatitis C virus spreads through contact with an infected person’s blood, semen, or other body fluids.
The hepatitis C virus can cause acute or chronic infection.
Acute hepatitis C
Acute hepatitis C is a short-term infection. Some people have symptoms, which may last several weeks. In some cases, symptoms last for 6 months. Sometimes the body can fight infection and the virus goes away.
Chronic hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis is a long-lasting infection. Your chances of developing chronic hepatitis C are greater if you were infected with the virus as a young child. About 90 percent of infants infected with hepatitis C develop a chronic infection. About 25 to 50 percent of children infected between the ages of 1 and 5 years develop chronic infections. About 5 percent of people first infected as adults develop chronic hepatitis C.
- How to spread Hepatitis C?
The hepatitis C virus causes hepatitis C. The hepatitis C virus spreads through contact with an infected person’s blood, or body fluids. Contact can occur by
- Being born to a mother with hepatitis C
- Having unprotected sex with an infected person
- Sharing drug needles or other drug materials with an infected person
- Getting an accidental stick with a needle that was used on an infected person
- Being tattooed or pierced with tools that were used on an infected person
- Having contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person
- Using an infected person’s razor, toothbrush, or nail clippers
- What are the signs and symptoms of hepatitis C?
Some people with acute hepatitis B have symptoms 2 to 5 months after they come in contact with the virus. These symptoms may include:
Dark yellow urine
Gray or clay-colored stools
Loss of appetite
Pain in the abdomen
Yellow eyes and skin are called jaundice.
Sofokast Tablet is recommended for oral consumption to treat both acute and chronic cases of hepatitis C. This anti-hepatitis medicine can be taken with or without meals. It is recommended for 12 weeks. This tablet is taken at the same time every day for maximum impact. It is suitable for patients 18 years old or above. 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.
Common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, headache, nausea, insomnia ( difficulty sleeping), and anemia ( low red blood cell count). Inform your doctor if these side effects become serious. Your doctor can prevent and get relief from the side effects and make you feel better during the treatment.
Benefits of Sofokast Tablets
- In the treatment of Hepatitis C
This medicine works to prevent the HCV virus from multiplying in your body. It helps to control the infection and makes the immune system work better. This tablet lowers the chances of getting complications and improves the quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. It is not cured as well as used to prevent HCV infection.
Side effects of Sofokast Tablet
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor 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 breathing
Lower back pain
Insomnia ( difficulty in sleeping)
Anemia ( low number of red blood cells).
How is the Sofokast Tablet taken?
Sofokast Tablet is recommended for oral consumption to treat both acute and chronic cases of hepatitis C. This anti-hepatitis medicine can be taken with or without meals. It is recommended for 12 weeks. This tablet is taken at the same time every day for maximum impact. It is suitable for patients 18 years old or above. 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 the Sofokast Tablet work?
This tablet is an antiviral medication. It works to lower the load of hepatitis C virus in the body and remove the virus from the blood over some time.