Q1- What is Ledihep (Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir)?
A- Ledihep is a combination of antiviral agents namely Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir. It is used in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in adults.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Ledihep?
A- Store Ledihep tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same bottle. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Ledihep?
A- Some common side effects of Ledihep are tiredness, headache, depression, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, insomnia, anemia, nausea, etc. Consult your healthcare professional in case you feel unwell after taking Ledihep tablet.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Ledihep?
A- Ledihep comprises two antiviral agents:- Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir. It is available in the form of tablets (for oral administration) in the strength of 90 mg/400 mg.
Q5- How does Ledihep work?
A- Ledihep (Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir) tablet lowers the amount of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the blood and works to remove the virus from the blood eventually.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Ledihep tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the strength of the dose, unless advised by the doctor. Swallow the tablet with water. Do not crush, chew or break.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- In case of the missed dose, take the tablet as soon as you remember, only if it is not already the time for your next scheduled dose. Also, talk to your doctor about the same to get needed guidance. In case of overdose, seek emergency medical help.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Make sure to do the following before consuming this medicine.
- This is a prescription medicine. Do not administer without a prescription.
- Talk to your doctor about your current medical condition and history, along with the medicines you already take.
- Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.
- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, administer with caution.
Q9- Is it safe to take Ledihep during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- Ledihep (Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir) is safe for consumption during pregnancy or breastfeeding, only if prescribed by the doctor. Be sure to discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medicine, before consumption.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Ledihep?
A- It is advised to not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Ledihep tablet because it may make you feel unwell or dizzy.