Q1- What is Dacikast?
A- Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablet is an antiviral medication. It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This medication can be taken with or without food.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Dacikast?
A- Store Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same container. Protect from direct light, heat, and moisture. Keep this medicine away from the reach of children and pets.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Dacikast?
A- Some of the side effects of Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablets are fatigue, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reaction, nausea, anemia, insomnia, etc. Note that there may be other side effects also. If you experience side effects for a longer time than usual, make sure to seek help from a healthcare provider.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Dacikast?
A- The active ingredient of Dacikast 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 the consumption of alcohol. Do not eat sugary food items often. Eat a healthy and nutritional diet and take adequate sleep.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablets exactly as your doctor prescribes. Do not skip any dose. Also, do not stop taking this medicine unless prescribed by a medical practitioner.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- In case of overdose, emergency attention of a medical practitioner is a must. In case of a missed dose, take the dose as soon as you remember if it is not already the time for your next scheduled dose. Doubling the dose strength to catch up with the missed dose may cause harm. Also, telling the doctor about the same (before taking the dose) is needed.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Before the consumption of Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablet, make sure to consult a medical practitioner regarding:
- The medicines you already take
- Your medical history
- Current medical condition
- Allergies you have or ever had (if any)
Q9- Is it safe to take Dacikast during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablet should be administered only after discussing the potential risks and benefits with a medical practitioner.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Dacikast?
A- Dacikast (Daclatasvir) tablet may decrease your concentration level or alertness. Therefore, it is advised to not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel unwell after taking this medicine.