Q1- What is Hepcfix used for?
A- Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablet is an antiviral medication. It is used in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Q2- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablet exactly in the same dose strength and duration as the healthcare provider prescribes it. Do not stop taking the medicine or skip a dose, unless the medical practitioner tells you.
Q3- How does Hepcfix work?
A- Hepcfix 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- Hepcfix tablet comprises Daclatasvir. It is available in the strength of 60 mg in the form of tablets (for oral administration).
Q5- What are the possible side effects of Hepcfix?
A- Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablets may cause some side effects such as 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 Hepcfix be stored?
A- Store Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep this medicine away from the reach of children and pets.
Q7- Can I take Hepcfix during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, take Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablets 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 Hepcfix?
A- Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking and sugary food items while consuming Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablets.
Q9- What are the warnings and necessary precautions?
A- Hepcfix (Daclatasvir) tablets should be administered with caution in patients who:
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
- Who already have depression disorders
- Who have cardiac disease and thyroid disorders
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.