Q1- What is Dacihep (Daclatasvir)?
A- Dacihep (Daclatasvir) is an antiviral medication. It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It can be taken with or without food.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablets?
A- Store Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. Protect the medicine from direct heat, light, and moisture.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablets?
A- Some of the possible side effects of Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablets are lack of strength, dizziness, anemia, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, shortness of breath, etc. There can be other side effects also. Make sure to contact your healthcare professional to get the needed help.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Dacihep?
A- The active ingredient of Dacihep is Daclatasvir. It is available in the strength of 60 mg in the form of tablets for oral administration.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Avoid eating sugary food items. Also, avoid the consumption of alcohol.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablet exactly in the same dose strength and duration as the medical practitioner prescribes. Do not skip a dose or overdose. Also, do not change the dose strength unless the medical professional tells you.
Q7- How does Dacihep work?
A- Dacihep comprises Daclatasvir. It works by stopping HCV viral RNA replication and protein translation. It directly inhibits HCV protein NS5A. It lowers the multiplication of the virus and eventually removes the virus from the body.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Before taking Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablet, be sure to consult a medical professional regarding:
- The medicines you already take
- Your medical history
- Any disease you have or ever had
- Allergy (if any)
Q9- Is it safe to take Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, take Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablets only if the healthcare provider prescribes after discussing the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Dacihep (Daclatasvir)?
A- After taking Dacihep (Daclatasvir) tablet, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if side effects like dizziness or lack of concentration occur.