MyHep (Sofosbuvir) is mostly prescribed for the treatment of Hepatitis C and can treat genotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Hepatitis C. It is to be taken along with other medications in combination. These other medications are usually ribavirin (for all four genotypes) and pegylated interferon (for genotypes 1 and 4).
Sofosbuvir is usually prescribed at a dosage of 400mg. Depending on your weight, the genotype of Hepatitis C Virus that has been contracted, and other factors determined by your doctor, you may be prescribed a different dosage. Only take the dosage that has been prescribed by your doctor. Dosage could be increased to 600 mg per day depending on how treatment is progressing. Do not adjust the dosage by yourself. Your doctor will advise you if you need to adjust your dosage based on testing.
Sofosbuvir could reduce your red blood cell count. Regular blood tests can ensure that these levels remain within normal limits.
Liver function can be affected by taking MyHep (Sofosbuvir). Any patients with a history of pre-existing liver problems should not use this Sofosbuvir. Liver function tests should be taken on a regular basis while treating Hepatitis C with Sofosbuvir.
If you experience severe diarrhea, changes to heart rate or breathing difficulties while taking sofosbuvir, let your doctor know immediately.
MyHep (Sofosbuvir) should not be taken alone. It should be taken as part of an overall treatment plan for hepatitis C usually also containing ribavirin and pegylated interferon.
Do not take Sofosbuvir while pregnant or while trying to become pregnant. Sofosbuvir can cause birth defects, damage to the fetus, or early termination of pregnancy. You should use mulitple forms of contraception while taking this medication and for 6 months after treatment ends to prevent pregnancy.
Sofosbuvir can cause sever diarrhea in some cases. In you experience this, be sure to maintain your fluid intake to sufficient levels to prevent dehydration.