What is Sofovir 400mg – 28 Tablets?
Sofovir is an antiviral medicine. It contains a salt called Sofosbuvir. It is used in the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is used in patients with liver disease. Liver disease is a viral infection of the liver. It leads to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. This medicine minimizes the chances of recurrent infection. It works to reduce the amount of infection in your body. It removes the virus from your blood for some time. It prevents the multiplication of viruses in the body and reduces complications in your body. This is not a cure for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. But it can prevent its spread and make your immune system better and keep your body from attacking infection and killing it. It improves your overall health.
What is the drug Sofosbuvir used for?
Sofosbuvir is sold under the brand name Sovaldi. It is manufactured in India by Hetero Drugs Limited. It is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is used in adults and children of 3 years old. It is used in combination with other antiviral medicine ribavirin. It decreases the quantity of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Sofosbuvir belongs to a class of medications called nucleotide polymerase inhibitors. It works to stop the multiplication and spreading of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It reduces its complication and its further growth. It stops the multiplication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It helps you to recover fastly.
What is the Hepatitis C virus (HCV)?
The Hepatitis C virus is a viral infection of the liver. It may cause inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become harmed and infected. It can damage your organs.
Viruses occupy the normal cells in your body. It spreads all over your body. It may cause infections that can pass from person to person. There are two types of hepatitis C virus. First is Acute hepatitis C virus and Second is chronic hepatitis C virus. Acute hepatitis C viruses are short-term infections in which symptoms can remain for up to 6 months while chronic hepatitis is a long-term infection in which your body is unable to fight infection. Almost 75 to 85 percent of people who have hepatitis C virus will develop chronic hepatitis C.
This virus is spread through contact with an infected person’s blood. Some other reasons may include:
Sharing of needles or any other element of an infected person
Making tattoos or using any tools or any other instrument which are not sterilized
To contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person
Using personal items of an infected person like razor, toothbrush, or nail clippers
Pass infection from mother to her fetus
Use of unprotected sex with an infected person
Symptoms of Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Most people are infected with the hepatitis C virus but have no symptoms. Some people with acute hepatitis C infection may have symptoms exposed within 1 to 3 months. These symptoms may include:
Dark yellow urine
Gray or clay-colored stools
Loss of appetite
Sofovir – 28 Tablets come in the form of a tablet or pellets taken by mouth. It is normally taken with or without food. It is taken along with other antiviral drugs. Take this medicine around the same time every day. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. The dose and duration will be decided on 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 fatigue, headache, nausea, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and anemia (low red blood cell count). Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Sofovir 400 mg – 28 Tablets
- In the treatment of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
This medicine is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with ribavirin antiviral medicine to treat the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Sofosbuvir belongs to a class of medication called nucleotide polymerase inhibitors. It prevents the HCV virus from multiplying in your body. It controls your infection and boosts your immune system. It reduces the chances of getting complications and maintains your health. It is not a cure for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection but it prevents the HCV’s further growth. Take this medicine in the right amount and right time to increase its effectiveness.
- Side effects of Sofovir 400 mg – 28 Tablets
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:
Ulcers or white spots in the mouth
Lower back pain
How is Sofovir 400 mg – 28 Tablets taken?
Sofovir – 28 Tablet comes in the form of a tablet or pellets taken by mouth. It is normally taken with or without food. It is taken along with other antiviral drugs. Take this medicine around the same time every day. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew or 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. Many other medicines can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using during the treatment.
How does Sofovir 400 mg – 28 Tablets work?
Mydekla contains Sofosbuvir. It is an antiviral medicine. It reduces the quantity of HCV infection and its further complications. It is used as another antiviral drug for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It stops the multiplication of the virus and removes it for some period of time. It decreases the growth of the Hepatitis C virus. It makes your immune system better and improves your quality of life.