- Generic Name – Sofosbuvir
- Strenght – 400 mg
- Starting Pack – 28 tablet
Hepcinat is a drug used to treat Hepatic C virus (HCV) infection in combination with other drugs. It is usually given along with ribavirin for treatment of chronic Hepatitis C infection. It may also be used to treat Hep-C infection in patients who are waiting for a liver transplantation. Hepcinat is given to patients in whom the risk of reinfection needs to be decreased.
Hepcinat is an antiviral drug. It contains Sofosbuvir that is used to treat the coinfection of HCV/HIB-1. Hepcinat should be avoided if one is allergic to Sofosbuvir. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid Hepcinat. Inform the doctor beforehand if you are planning to get pregnant. Those with underlying conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, other than Hepatitis C should inform the doctor before using Sofosbuvir.
Use Hepcinat exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take more or less than prescribed. Stop the drug after the prescription period is over. Take the tablet with a glass of water, with food or without food.
If you miss one dose, take it immediately after you remember it. If the time for the next dose is almost up, do not take the missed dose. If you overdose, call the doctor immediately.
The side effects of using Hepcinat can include:
- Muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Problems sleeping
- Skin rash
In case the symptoms persist or worsen, speak to the doctor immediately.
It is very important to inform the doctor of any drugs used by you. In some cases, drug interaction with Sofosbuvir may turn dangerous as well as fatal. One should avoid using drugs such as phenytoin, amiodarone, rifabutin, eliglustat, rifampin, rifapentine, or St. John’s wort along with Sofosbuvir.