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Cimivir 400mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Cimivir 400mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It is used along with other medications for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It works by lowering a load of hepatitis C virus in the body and removing the virus from the blood over a period of time.

Cimivir 400mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It should be taken with food, preferably at a fixed time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

It has fewer side effects as compared to other similar medicines, like fatigue, headache, nausea, insomnia (difficulty sleeping) and anemia (low red blood cell count). Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Cimivir Tablet

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
    Making some simple lifestyle changes can raise your red blood cell count. Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, eat a well-balanced healthy diet and take regular exercise. Physical activities make your body need more oxygen and this stimulates the production of red blood cells. There are some vitamins which are important such as vitamin B-12, vitamin B-9, vitamin C and Vitamin A. Also, some minerals such as iron (especially) and copper. Aim for foods which contain higher quantities of these vitamins and minerals or ask your doctor for supplements. Make sure to consult your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment of anemia.

How to use Cimivir Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cimivir 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cimivir Tablet works

Cimivir 400mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It works by lowering a load of hepatitis C virus in the body and removing the virus from the blood over a period of time.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cimivir 400mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cimivir 400mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cimivir 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cimivir 400mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cimivir 400mg Tablet, when taken together with other medicines for the treatment of hepatitis c infection, may produce dizziness, blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cimivir 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cimivir 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of Cimivir 400mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cimivir 400mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cimivir 400mg Tablet is recommended.

What if you forget to take Cimivir Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cimivir 400mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Cimivir 400mg Tablet is used along with other medications for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It has fewer side effects compared to other similar medications.
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same time everyday.
  • You will usually need to take this medicine every day for either 12 or 24 weeks.
  • It may cause fatigue, dizziness, and blurred vision. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function and the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body regularly.
  • Do not stop taking Cimivir 400mg Tablet without your doctor’s advice.

Patient Concerns

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How to treatment of HEPATITIS C VIRUS
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-liv.-52-ds-tablet-otc135545One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsUse this medicine along with your treatment
I am affected from hepatitis c virus diagnosed with confirmed genotype. Meanwhile i am pregnant will hepatitis virus pass on my baby. Or i should abort
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Surgical Gastroenterology
Your reports are of february with no ongoin liver damage. You havnt got the quantitative analysis. Most probably you wont need to abort. But be in constant follow up of good gastroenterologist near you.
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FAQs

Q. How does Cimivir work?

Cimivir.tops viral replication and thus decreases the amount of Hepatitis C virus in the body thereby resulting in less liver damage and improved liver function

Q. Is Sofosbuvir a protease inhibitor?

No. Sofosbuvir is a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor

Q. Does Cimivir cure Hepatitis C?

Cimivir is used to treat Hepatitis C virus infection. The treatment response with Cimivir (in conjunction with other drugs) varies based on baseline host and viral factors.

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