Sovaldi

Active Ingredient(s): Sofosbuvir
FDA Approved: * December 6, 2013
Pharm Company: * GILEAD SCIENCES INC
Category: Hepatitis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Sovaldi Overview

Sofosbuvir[1] (brand name Sovaldi) is a nucleotide analog used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It has been marketed since 2013. Compared to previous treatments, sofosbuvir-based regimens provide a higher cure rate, fewer side effects, and a two- to four-fold reduced duration of therapy.[2][3][4] Sofosbuvir allows most patients to be treated successfully without the use of peginterferon,[5] an injectable drug with severe side effects[6] t...

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changing the dose time??
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I have been taking sovaldi and ribavirin for 4 moths now and every thing is going well . I have to complete two more months but think i have to change the time fro taking the sovaldi bill from 2pm to at least 8 pm as i wll be fasting in Ramadan .Is it safe to do that or i should be stick to the reguar time . please help me with your advice ## Hello, Ahmed! How are you? A few hours shouldn't make a difference, unless your doctor feels otherwise. The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, headache, dizziness and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 9 minutes ago.
 
Light at the end of the tunnel
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Forgive my procrastinating! I want to share with you my great news! I'm Geno type 2, I'm on day 50 of sovadi and ribavirin last week my lab results came back hep c undetectable! We are so thankful... The side effects so far have been minimal! 34 more days to go! That's it so far. Very pleased with my treatment. Peace out to everyone on the journey!
Updated 1 day ago.
 
Withdrawals. Sovaldi/riba
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Finished 6 mos. Tx in June. Severe mood swings, not depression more of an impatient. Frustrated...no energy and strange feeling areas ... Like overactive nerve endings.....,.Diah.Was horrible! Lost 10# in 3 days.! ????? ## Hello, Georgie! How are you? Yes, many people have been reporting some minor withdrawal effects, once they finish their course of treatment with these medications. As listed by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, dizziness and constipation. If they don't go away soon, they you should consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I just today finished 12 weeks - high dosage sovaldi/ribovarin treatment - miserable 3 months- anger, anxiety, crying for no reason-itching, skin feels like I'm on fire, ears ringing,lower back pain- FATIGUE !! N...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
sovaldi and ribavirin
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66 years old, geno 2, 24 mo treatment, just finished treatment jan.5, 2015, now feb 8, still have headaches, itching, and can't get to sleep at night but it is getting better the fatigue is not that bad and i am in a better mood. after 3 wks of treatment hep c non detectable, still non detectable. doc says we will know after 3 mos. just posting to let people know what they might expect. went through 2 interferon treatments that did not work third time the charm. ## What does it mean undetectable? is it undetectable in PCR test or HCV antibodies test negative or positive? If HCV (HCV antibodies) are negative please let me know........i need it, i really need it. ## @amer (post #1), Just to reiterate, I think what denny (the original poster), may have meant - in terms of it being non-...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
side effects of sovaldi/ribivarin, dizziness, passing out
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Have 2b, started treatment.. sovaldi/ribivirin May 5 for 24 weeks. Have had fatigue, mood stuff and just recently dizziness occassionally, then got dizzy and passed out. Eating well, taking multivitamin once a day. Went to hospital when I passed out, they did a BUNCH of evaluations but found no cause. Could it be the hepc meds? SCARY to be passing out. Anyone else had this happen? ## No, passing out is not a normal side effect. Have you consulted the prescribing doctor? These might not be the right medications for you to take, or there may be something else that caused you to pass out, but it's very important to find out. The hospital only checks for so many possibilities, they can't possibly check for them all. Typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include na...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Sovaldi and elder patients
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Medical specialist has prescribed Sovaldi 400 mg and robavirin 400 mg for treatment of a very weak 80 year old patient suffering with HCV (3a). The patient who is underweight, i.e 26kg, has count of 7600000, as per USG, there is a simple cyst in one of the kidneys, kidneys has shrunken, gall stone of 20mm, creatinine level is above normal, i.e 1.5mg/dl, TLC count also does not go above 4500, SGOT/SGPT ranges between 70/65 to 115/105 from time to time. The patient was initially started with sovaldi 200 mg + riba 200mg, first day no side effect but second complains about mild to moderate side effects like blurred vision and eye pain, headache, piles problem etc. BP and pulse rate are normal. Is it desirable to continue treatment of this patient with sovaldi + ribavirin under these conditi...
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Hep c question
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On week 4 of sovaldi & Riba with genotype 3A. Have 20 more weeks, my moods are so labile....irritable, then crying, then anxious then fine.....all over the place. Kinda rough right now.... could be worse I guess but....anyone else? ## Hello, MJ! How are you? I've not taken these medications, but I can tell you that these types of symptoms are listed by the FDA among the possible side effects that someone could experience. Others may include chills, fever, skin pallor, weakness and decreased appetite. Has anyone else been on these? ## Yes! I am experiencing the same issues. 8 believe it is related to my also having insomnia but maybe that is not right? I'm only on the end of week 2 so I'm praying this doesn't continue. I'm temporal lobe epileptic also.
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Sovaldi / Marijuana
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Is there a way to get Sovaldi without being subjected to a U/A? Patient had PTSD and has taken cannabis sativa for 35 years. ## @Geshela, It seems to me like your best bet would be to check with several different doctor's offices in your area and ask them what their protocols and/or patient requirements are when it comes to prescribing a medication like Sovaldi. My guess is that every doctor will have to their own set of rules and morals that they adhere to, while others may be more flexible or lenient with their patients, depending on the circumstances. And if you don't live in a State that allows the consumption of medical cannabis, this might feel like a big road block, but I will say that in some cases I have been surprised by the leniency of certain doctors and what they...
Updated 6 months ago.
 
HCV PCR Negative after 5 weeks at Sovaldi
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I started Sovaldi 9th Dec 2014 with viral load of 425000/= GT3b, got my 1st PCR on 15th Jan 2015 which was negative. Plateletts 172000 Hb also normal. Thanks to Allah. I m still taking Sovaldi+Riba and will complete 6 months:: Does anyone have the same results with sovaldi?? ## If it is negative.. y u Will go for 6 months treatment... I am hopeful too that after completing 28 sovaldi tablets... I will be negative inshaAllah.. my viral load was 3 8000 in feb
Updated 8 months ago.
 
Just finished 6 month treatment a few days ago, WTF is going on ???
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I did well all the way thru my treatement until now when I'm just done. I'm having clear bright colorful dreams while I'm wide awake, I'm seeing sparkles of bright vibrant colors when I close my eyes and my thoughts are actual images I can see in my mind, I can literally see what I'm thinking. I have this constant smell that won't go away, my ears are ringing, my head feels like it's about to explode, I'm cramping in my abdomen, legs and back, my stomach is hurting so bad. Called my doctor, said to get to hospital, WTF is going on, am I dying ? ## If you just finished treatment. Your not going through withdrawals. Your Dr. said to get to the hospital, get to the hospital! I am not a nurse, but with the smells and the visions you may be suffering some sort...
Updated 8 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Sofosbuvir
  • Tablet: 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Sovaldi: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 61958-1501 Sovaldi 400 mg/1 Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Sofosbuvir or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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