Q1- What is Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir)?
A- Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) tablet is a combination of two antiviral agents namely Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir. 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 Sovihep-V?
A- Store Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) 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 Sovihep-V?
A- Some of the side effects of Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) tablets are fever, diarrhea, nausea, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness, mood changes, 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 medical practitioner.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Sovihep-V?
A- The active ingredients of Sovihep-V tablets are Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir. It is available in the strength of 400 mg/100 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 Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) 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 Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) tablets, make sure to consult your doctor 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 Sovihep-V during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) tablets should be administered only after discussing the potential risks and benefits with a medical practitioner.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Sovihep-V?
A- Sovihep-V (Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir) tablets 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.