What is the Sovihep V Tablet?
Sovihep V contains drugs called Sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. Sofosbuvir is sold under the brand name Sovihep V. It is manufactured in India by Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited.
It belongs to a group of medicines known as antiretrovirals. It is used to treat Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It works to prevent the multiplying of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in our bodies. This tablet is used to control the infection and reduce complications and makes the immune system better. This medicine is taken with other antiviral medications. This medicine is not a cure for the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), it only reduces the complications by stopping the multiplying of the virus in our body. It reduces the infection and helps to recover quickly.
What Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir drugs are used for?
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.
Velpatasvir 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.
Sovihep V comes as a tablet or pellets to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day. Take this medicine at around the same time every day. Do not take more or less. 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 these medicines include tiredness and headache. You should drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to prevent or overcome the side effects. If these side effects become serious, you consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give relief from the side effects. You may feel better during the treatment.
Benefits of Sovihep V Tablet
- In the treatment of Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). When the infection moves into a long-lasting stage. It is called chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Sovihep V tablet helps to reduce the number of hepatitis C viruses by preventing them from spreading in your body. This helps to control the infection and helps you recover faster. You must take medicine as prescribed by the dosage recommended by your doctor.
Side effects of Sovihep V 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:
Lower back pain
Muscle pain and cramps
How is the Sovihep V Tablet taken?
Sovihep V comes as a tablet or pellets to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day. Take this medicine at around the same time every day. Do not take more or less. 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 Sovihep V Tablet work?
This medicine is a combination of two antiviral medicines. Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir. They work to lower the amount of hepatitis c virus in the body and remove the virus from the blood over some time.