What is a Velasof tablet?
Velasof tablets contain salt called Sofosbuvir 400 mg and Velpatasvir 100 mg. 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 multiplication of the hepatitis C virus ( HCV) in our bodies. It is used to control the infection and reduce complications and makes the immune system better. This medicine is taken with other antiviral medications. This tablet is not a cure for the Hepatitis C virus. It only reduces the complications by stopping the multiplying of viruses in our bodies. It reduces the infection and helps to recover quickly.
What are Sofosbuvir 400 mg and Velpatasvir 100 mg drugs used for?
Sofosbuvir is sold under the brand name Sovaldi. It is manufactured in India by Hetero Drugs 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.
Velpatasvir 100 mg
Velpatasvir is used alone or with other medications to treat chronic hepatitis C virus in adults and children 6 years of age and older or who weigh at least 17 kg. Sofosbuvir is in a class of antiviral medications called nucleotide hepatitis C virus ( HCV) polymerase inhibitors. Velpatasvir is in a class of antiviral medications called HCV reproduction complex inhibitors. It works to stop the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body.
What is the Hepatitis C virus?
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. If an infection is not treated, it can cause the liver to swell and become inflamed. This can lead to liver damage and liver cancer.
About 2.4 million people in the U.S have the disease. Treatment required weekly injections and oral medications.
- What are the signs and symptoms of the hepatitis C virus?
Chronic hepatitis C is usually a silent infection for many years until the virus damages the liver to cause the signs and symptoms of liver disease. Signs and symptoms include:
Yellow discoloration of the skin and the eyes
Dark colored urine
Fluid buildup in the abdomen
Swelling in the legs
The combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day for 12 weeks. Take these medicines 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 the Velasof Tablet
- In the treatment of Hepatitis C virus
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. When the infection moves into a long-lasting stage, it is called chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Velasof 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. Take this medicine as per the dosage recommended by your doctor.
Side effects of the Velasof 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:
Difficult in breathing
Muscle pain and cramps
How Velasof Tablet is taken?
The combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day for 12 weeks. Take these medicines 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 Velasof Tablet work?
It is an antiviral medicine. It is a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor. It works to block the polymerase enzyme that is important for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) to reproduce and multiply in our body. It reduces the infection in our body. So it reduces complications and improves our health. It is used to control the infection. It is taken with other antiviral medicines.