Suffering from diseases such as hepatitis C can be quite difficult, which is why there are certain medicines meant to stop the virus from multiplying in your body. One such example is Sovaldi, a drug that has managed to become quite popular thanks to its efficiency. In combination with other medicines, Sovaldi is used in order to treat hepatitis C in adults, but can also be used for people who suffer from HIV, or suffer from liver cancer and are going to have a liver transplant soon. Do keep in mind the fact that the medicine does not represent a treatment for either HIV or AIDS. The drug should also be given in combination with other medication, and not be used alone, in order to work as advertised.

What should patients know about this drug?

To kick things off, only take the drug in case it has been prescribed to you by a doctor, following a consultation. Do keep in mind the fact that it is only bound to work if taken properly, and in the right combination. Make sure to stay away from Sovaldi, in case you are allergic to sofosbuvir. Also, make sure to let your doctor know about, most conditions that you suffer from, such as liver disease, kidney disease, HIV etc.

It’s essential to keep in mind the fact that taking the medicine while you are pregnant can cause death in an unborn baby, or severe birth effects.

Usually, Sovaldi is taken once per day, according to the direction outlined on the prescription label. The medicine can be taken either with or without food, as long as it is taken at the same time every day, and in combination with the right therapy. It’s also important to be aware of the fact that patients are usually subject to frequent blood test, while on this medicine.

In the case of missing a dose, simply take the missed one as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, simply skip the missed one. In the unfortunate case of an overdose, make sure to seek emergency medical attention.  Taking this medicine does not mean that you will not pass hepatitis C to other people. This is why you should take all precautionary measures.

What are the side effects associated with the medicine?

Currently, some of the common side effects include headache, fatigue, nausea, insomnia and mild itching.

This medicine can currently be purchased from most major local and online authorized pharmacies, at a decent price. Make sure to always have a doctor’s prescription handy.