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Sovaldi Alternatives

(Sofosbuvir)

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Sovaldi
(Sofosbuvir)

Incivek
(Telaprevir)

Victrelis
(Boceprevir)

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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Hepatitis CPrescription only
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Used for (click to learn more)
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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 category
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      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

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      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

      See the FDA package insert
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      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.
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      Kidneys and liver
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
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      Sleep
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      Weight
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      Upsides and benefits
      SovaldiIncivekVictrelis
      • 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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