What is Harvoni Tablet ?
Harvoni is a fixed-dose combination tablet containing Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir for oral administration. Harvoni manufactured by Gilead Sciences comes in a pack of 28 tablets. It is a prescription medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional. Do not share this hepatitis medicine with others because it can cause serious side effects to people until the condition is not monitored by a pharmacist.
When is Harvoni Tablet prescribed ?
Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) is a very effective HCV drug that is used to treat chronic hepatitis C (an ongoing viral infection that damages the liver). This drug is used in a combination with another drug, to prevent the spread of HCV throughout the body.
How Does Harvoni (Ledipasvir / Sofosbuvir) Tablet Work ?
Harvoni is a direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medication. DAAs are a group of medications that directly block the ability of the hepatitis C virus to make copies of itself.
It is a combination of two direct-acting antiviral drugs that target different steps of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) life cycle. One is Sofosbuvir, which is a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor, and the other is Ledipasvir, which is an NS5A inhibitor. Sofosbuvir interferes with the reproduction of the virus’s genetic material, stopping the production of new Hep C virus. Ledipasvir works by interfering with a protein needed to complete the Hep C virus life cycle in the liver cell.
What are the adverse effects of Harvoni Tablets ?
When you take Harvoni hepatitis medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir :
Common Side Effects of Harvoni Tablets : Fatigue ; Headache ; Diarrhea ; Lack of appetite ; Tiredness ; Feeling sad or empty ; Rash ; Trouble sleeping ; Lack or loss of strength ; Trouble concentrating ; Loss of interest or pleasure ; Irritability ; Discouragement etc.
Serious Side Effects of Harvoni Tablets : Chest pain or discomfort ; Shortness of breath ; slow or irregular heartbeat ; Unconsciousness ; Lightheadedness ; Dizziness or fainting ; Unusual tiredness etc.
These are not all the side effects with Ledipasvir 90 mg/Sofosbuvir 400 mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
What are the storage instructions for Harvoni 90 mg/400 mg?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir below 30°C (86°F).
• Store it in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
• If you’re driving, you may want to have certain medicines at hand, but don’t store them in the glove compartment, where they could be damaged from the heat, cold, or rain outside or from the car’s heater or air conditioner.
• Always store Harvoni out of reach and out of sight of children.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
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