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Sovihep 400mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Sovihep 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.

Sovihep 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.

Uses of Sovihep Tablet

  • Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

Benefits of Sovihep Tablet

In Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

Sovihep 400mg Tablet works by preventing the HCV virus from multiplying in your body. It helps control the infection and makes the immune system work better. This lowers your chances of getting complications and improves your quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. It is not a cure and should neither be used to prevent HCV infection. It is important that you take this medicine as prescribed, following the dosage recommended by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of the medicine.

Side effects of Sovihep Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sovihep

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

How to use Sovihep 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. Sovihep 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sovihep Tablet works

Sovihep 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 Sovihep 400mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sovihep 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
Sovihep 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
Sovihep 400mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Sovihep 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
Sovihep 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sovihep 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of Sovihep 400mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sovihep 400mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Sovihep 400mg Tablet is recommended.

What if you forget to take Sovihep Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sovihep 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

  • Sovihep 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 Sovihep 400mg Tablet without your doctor’s advice.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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 Sovihep 400mg Tablet work?

Sovihep 400mg Tablet.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 Sovihep 400mg Tablet cure Hepatitis C?

Sovihep 400mg Tablet is used to treat Hepatitis C virus infection. The treatment response with Sovihep 400mg Tablet (in conjunction with other drugs) varies based on baseline host and viral factors.

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Expires on or after: March, 2021

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