Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Sovaldi

(Sofosbuvir)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
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Treats hepatitis C infection.

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Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) is an effective medicine to treat chronic hepatitis C infection, but it can be expensive.

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Upsides

  • Most people who take Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) together with other antiviral medicines have good results, with no HCV found in their blood three months later.
  • Can take Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) for a shorter amount of time than other hepatitis C medications.
  • Effective in people who have both hepatitis C and HIV infection, liver cancer, or who are waiting for a liver transplant.

Downsides

  • Women shouldn't become pregnant while taking HCV medications and will need to take monthly pregnancy tests while on this.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check liver function.
  • There are many interactions between Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) and other drugs and herbal supplements. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting new medications.
  • Can only be used in people age 18 years and older.
  • There's no generic available, so it can be very expensive.
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Side effect rates for Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir)

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These are side effects of Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.
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Risks and Warnings for Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    The medicines taken together with Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) can cause birth defects. Both women and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and for six months after.

Common concerns from people taking Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir)

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Interactions
  • There are many interactions between Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) and other drugs and herbal supplements. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting new medications.
  • Many medicines interact with Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir). You may need your dose adjusted or take an alternative medicine to avoid significant reactions. Let your doctor and pharmacist know if you're taking a new prescription or over-the-counter medicine, such as St John's wort.
Food
  • Can be taken with or without food. Try to take Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) around the same time each day. Don't take more than 1 tablet a day.