Q1- What is Natdac (Daclatasvir dihydrochloride)?
A- Natdac (Daclatasvir dihydrochloride) tablet is an antiviral medication. It is used along with other medications in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection.
Q2- What is the storage condition for Natdac?
A- Store Natdac tablets at room temperature (10-30°C).
Q3- What are the common side effects of Natdac?
A- Some of the common side effects of Natdac are fatigue, headache, fever, nausea, insomnia, anemia, dizziness, unusual tiredness, etc. There may be other side effects also. It is advised to contact your healthcare provider if side effects occur after consuming this medicine.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Natdac?
A- The active ingredient of Natdac is Daclatasvir dihydrochloride. It is available in the form of tablets (for oral administration) in the strengths of 30 mg and 60 mg.
Q5- How does Natdac work?
A- Natdac comprises Daclatasvir dihydrochloride. It is an inhibitor of HCV nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A). It works by lowering the multiplication of the virus in the body and helps to eliminate it.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Swallow the tablet with water. Take it with or without food. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Also, make sure to not skip a dose.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- In case you skip a dose, consult your healthcare provider immediately to get needed help. Also, in case of overdose, medical attention is a must.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
Warning:- Before consuming Natdac tablets, be sure to talk to your doctor about the medicines you already take. Also, be sure to tell if you:
- Have liver or/and kidney disease
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
Precautions:- While consuming this medicine, avoid:
- Consumption of alcohol
- Driving or operating heavy machinery
Q9- Is it safe to take Natdac during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- Natdac tablet should be administered with utmost caution in pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Potential risks and benefits should be discussed beforehand.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Natdac?
A- After taking the Natdac tablet, you may feel drowsy or unwell. Therefore, it is advised to not drive or operate heavy machines after consuming this tablet.