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Velpanat Tablet

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Product introduction

Velpanat Tablet is a combination of two antiviral medicines. This prescription medicine is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It fights against the viruses to resolve the infection.

Velpanat Tablet should be taken in the prescribed dose and duration. It can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time daily. It is advised not to consume more than the recommended dose. It is important to inform your doctor if you have any health conditions such as liver or kidney disease. It is harmful to consume alcohol along with this medicine, so it is advised to limit or avoid alcohol. The course of the medicine should be completed for better results.

The common side effects of this medicine are tiredness and headache. You should drink plenty of fluid and eat a healthy diet to prevent or overcome the side effects. Before taking the medicine, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or supplements.

Uses of Velpanat Tablet

  • Treatment of Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

Benefits of Velpanat Tablet

In 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. Velpanat Tablet helps reduce the number of hepatitis C virus by preventing it from spreading in your body. This helps control the infection and helps you recover faster. It is important that you take this medicine as prescribed, following the dosage recommended by your doctor.

Side effects of Velpanat 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 Velpanat

  • Headache
  • Tiredness

How to use Velpanat 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. Velpanat Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Velpanat Tablet works

Velpanat Tablet is a combination of two antiviral medicines: Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir. They work by lowering the amount 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 Velpanat Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Velpanat 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Velpanat 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
Velpanat Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Velpanat 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
Velpanat Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Velpanat Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Velpanat Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Velpanat Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Velpanat Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised in some patients while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Velpanat Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Velpanat 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

  • Velpanat Tablet is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
  • 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.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • It may cause fatigue, dizziness, and blurred vision. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Velpanat Tablet may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable painkiller. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function and the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body regularly. 
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice.

Fact Box

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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References

  1. Medscape. Sofosbuvir+Velpatasvir. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Sofosbuvir+Velpatasvir. London, UK: Gilead Sciences Ltd.; 2016 [revised Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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