What is Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir used for?
Sofosbuvir and velpatasvir is a combination antiviral medicine used to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults and children at least 6 years old or weighing at least 37 pounds (17 kilograms).
What are the side effects of Vosevi?
Common side effects of Vosevi include:
- weakness or lack of energy,
- rash, or.
What medicines should not be taken with Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir?
Examples include efavirenz, rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifabutin), St. John’s wort, tipranavir/ritonavir, drugs used to treat seizures (such as phenobarbital, carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone), among others. Do not take this medication with other products that contain sofosbuvir.
Is Sofosbuvir Velpatasvir the same as Epclusa?
Epclusa (ep-KLOO-suh) is a fixed dose combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir (Figure 1). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences.
How long do you take Vosevi?
VOSEVI treatment is just one pill, once a day, taken with food for 12 weeks.
Does Vosevi cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported in clinical trials as a side effect of Vosevi. No additional benefit of Vosevi over sofosbuvir/velpatasvir was seen in adults with genotype 1b, 2, 4, 5, or 6 infection previously treated with sofosbuvir without an NS5A inhibitor. Vosevi is expensive.
Can you drink alcohol while taking Sofosbuvir Velpatasvir?
Avoid alcohol while taking Epclusa (sofosbuvir / velpatasvir). It’s not known if alcohol interacts with the medication, but alcohol and hepatitis C can both damage the liver.
Can you drink while taking Sofosbuvir Velpatasvir?
What does Epclusa do to your body?
Epclusa is a direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medication. DAAs are a group of medications that directly block the ability of the hepatitis C virus to make copies of itself. Epclusa is a combination of two DAAs. These drugs work by weakening the activity of proteins needed by hepatitis C.
Is weight gain a side effect of Epclusa?
No, Epclusa doesn’t affect your body weight. But weight loss can be a sign of infections, including hepatitis C. And keep in mind that Epclusa is used to treat hepatitis C. You may also lose weight if you have nausea while you’re taking Epclusa.
How does the combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir work?
Velpatasvir is in a class of antiviral medications called HCV NS5A replication complex inhibitors. The combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis C from spreading inside the body. How should this medicine be used? The combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir comes as a tablet to take by mouth.
Are there over the counter medications that prevent velpatasvir from working?
Other acid-lowering medications for indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers (such as prescription or over-the-counter medications including famotidine, omeprazole) may prevent velpatasvir from working. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to use these medications safely. See also Warning section.
When to take velpatasvir before or after antacid?
Antacids lower the absorption of velpatasvir. If you are taking an antacid, take it at least 4 hours before or 4 hours after this medication. Other acid-lowering medications for indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers (such as prescription or over-the-counter medications including famotidine, omeprazole) may prevent velpatasvir from working.