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Daclatasvir

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Daclatasvir is used in combination with other medications such as sofosbuvir, interferon and ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C infection.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as nausea, headache, weakness, fatigue, breakdown of the red cell, diarrhoea, drowsiness, dizziness and skin rash. If your reactions persist or become worse over time seek the help of your health care provider right away.

Before using this medication you should tell your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredient contained within Daclatasvir, you have allergy towards any food/medicine/substance, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, herbal products or dietary supplements, you have hepatitis B/ liver/heart/ disorders, you suffer from seizures, St. John’s wort, you recently had a liver transplant, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.

The dosage should be determined by the doctor based on your age, overall medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating chronic hepatitis C is 60 mg, taken orally once daily for a period of 12 weeks.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Hepatologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Daclatasvir may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

Is It safe with alcohol?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Daclatasvir as ingredient
Natco Pharma Ltd
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Daclatasvir is a form of treatment for Hepatitis C, but it needs to be administered along with other drugs for the best results. The medication stops all RNA replication and controls the progression of the disease.
What are you using Daclatasvir for?
hepatitis C infection
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Fatigue
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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How Can Hepatitis B and C Be Treated Through Internal Medicine?

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Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
How Can Hepatitis B and C Be Treated Through Internal Medicine?

Hepatitis B and C are considered the world’s chronic viral hepatitis which kills a huge number of people every year. Even though it accounts for massive suffering as well as early death, it could only attract relatively less national and international attention. While the deaths caused by tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS have reduced to a great extent since the early 2000s, deaths stemming from hepatitis B and C are rising at a fast pace. It kills around 1 million people across the world.

Can medicine help in the treatment of hepatitis B and C?
There are numerous FDA approved medications available for the treatment of Hepatitis B and C. Here are some of the best medicines for this, but before you take them, you must consult an expert who can evaluate your symptoms and recommend the right drugs for you.

Medicines for Hepatitis B:

  1. Entecavir: It is used in chronic hepatitis B virus infection and can treat active viral replication.
  2. Lamivudine: It is used for treating chronic hepatitis B which is associated with Hepatitis B viral replication along with active liver inflammation.
  3. Adefovir dipivoxil: This is used for the treatment of the disease in children below the age 12 years.
  4. Interferon alpha 2B: It can be used for young children aged 1 year who are affected by the disease along with compensated liver disease.
  5. Pegylated interferon: It is used for the treatment of adult patients with HBeAg positive and negative chronic hepatitis. If the patient has compensated liver disease along with liver inflammation and evidence of viral replication, then this medicine is usually given.
  6. Telbivudine: When there is chronic hepatitis with adult patients along with persistent elevations in ALT and AST or previously active disease, this medicine may have to be administered.
  7. Tenofovir alafenamide: It is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in adults with compensated liver disease.

Medicines for Hepatitis C:

  1. Ribavirin: This medicine can be used in combination with other medicines for chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Ribavirin can be utilized for compensated liver disease in patients who have not been treated with interferon alpha.
  2. Daclatasvir: This is an NS5A replication complex inhibitor which is often given with sofosbuvir for the treatment of patients with chronic HCV genotype 3 infection.
  3. Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir: The combination of these two medicines is used for the treatment of adult patients with chronic genotype 1 to 6 without any infection. It may be used in combination with ribavirin in patients with compensated or decompensated cirrhosis.
  4. Ledipasvir: A fixed-dose of a combination of hepatitis C virus inhibitor and Ledipasvir can be employed in the treatment of hepatitis genotype 1 infection in adults.

Both in the cases of Hepatitis B and C, it is important to diagnose the infection early. Prevention and cure are possible with precautionary measures and prescribed medications.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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