Prescription onlyClass: Infection

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(sofosbuvir)

Prescription onlyClass: Infection
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Sovaldi
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Treats hepatitis C infection. Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) is an effective medicine to treat chronic hepatitis C infection, but it can be expensive.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) is an antiviral medicine. It prevents the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from making copies of itself.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Women of childbearing age
      Detailed Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      Interactions
      SovaldiIncivekVictrelis
      • 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.
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      Food
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      • 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.
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      Upsides and benefits
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      • 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.
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      Downsides and risks
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      • 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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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      SovaldiIncivekVictrelis
      • Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) shouldn't be taken by itself. It should be used with antiviral medications like Ribavirin, and for some people, Peginterferon Alfa. You should stop taking Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) if you stop taking the other antiviral medicines.
      • The other antiviral medicines taken with Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) can cause birth defects. Both women and men must use two forms of contraception during treatment and for 6 months after.
      • Depending on the type of hepatitis C infection, you'll take Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) for either 12 or 24 weeks. Don't stop early or make any changes without first talking to your doctor.
      • 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.
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