Q1- What is Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) used for?
A- Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) tablet is an antiviral medication. It is used in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It lowers the multiplication of the virus in the body.
Q2- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) tablet exactly in the same dose strength and duration as the medical professional prescribes it. Do not stop taking the medicine or miss a dose, unless the medical practitioner tells you.
Q3- How does Hepcdac work?
A- Hepcdac comprises Daclatasvir. It stops HCV viral RNA replication and protein translation by directly inhibiting HCV protein NS5A. it works by lowering the amount of virus in the body by controlling its multiplication. It, therefore, helps to remove the virus from the body eventually.
Q4- In what composition is it available?
A- Hepcdac tablet is available in the strength of 60 mg, comprising Daclatasvir. It is available in the form of tablets for oral administration.
Q5- What are the possible side effects of Hepcdac?
A- Some of the common side effects of Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) tablets are fatigue, nausea, headache, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), fever, chills, chest pain, dizziness, drowsiness, anemia, shortness of breath, etc. Note that there can be other side effects also. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider if side effects occur or last longer.
Q6- How should Hepcdac be stored?
A- Store Hepcdac at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same bottle.
Q7- Can I take Hepcdac during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, take Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) tablet only after discussing the risks and benefits with the medical practitioner. Do not try to self administer.
Q8- What should I avoid during the consumption of Hepcdac?
A- Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking and sugary food items while consuming Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) tablets
Q9- Name some alternate brands for Hepcdac (Daclatasvir) tablets?
A- Following are the substitutes for Hepcdac 60 mg tablets:
- Dacihep 60mg Tablet
- Mydekla 60 Tablet
- Lupidec Tablet
- Daclacure 60mg Tablet
- Hepcfix 60mg Tablet
Q10- What are self-care tips?
A- Follow a healthy and nutritional diet plan, after discussing with the doctor about the foods to avoid and eat.