LediHep 90/400mg Tablet
|Description||Ledipasvir 90mg & Sofosbuvir 400mg|
|Generic Name||Ledipasvir 90mg & Sofosbuvir 400mg|
|Manufacturer||Hetero Labs Ltd|
Ledihep 90/400mg Tablet
Ledihep90/400 mg tablet is a treatment for hepatitis C. The antiviral tablets are formulated to prevent the hepatitis C virus from multiplying in an affected individual’s body. It is a single pill with a combination of two antiviral agents, namely ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir, both these ingredients are combined to treat HCV viral infection of the liver by strengthening the immune system. Hence, a stronger immune system is ready to fight the infection and assist in the fast recovery of the liver. HCV or hepatitis C virus attacks the liver and causes inflammation. In most cases, the immune system is unable to fight the infection on its own, which ultimately leads to permanent inflammation of the liver and cause cirrhosis. The condition interferes with liver function and increases the risk of liver cancer. Doctors may prescribe this antiviral medication with another one called Ribavirin so that infection does not relapse. Patients undergoing liver transplant can also use Ledihep tablets to stop the recurring of the infection.
Clinical uses of Ledihep 90/400 mg
The drug combination ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir have been approved for the treatment of hepatitis C infection in adults. The treatment aim is to stop the growth of the virus and prevent multiplication and associated complications. Depending on individual symptoms, standard therapies, including ribavirin, can be used to treat the infection. The use of Ledihep90/400 mg is welcomed by most of the doctor and health care professionals is highly effective and less toxic, which make this treatment successful and harmless. The antiviral drug act as an inhibitor that can block the multiplication of certain microorganisms, which allows easy passage to a stable virologic response and complete healing.
The combination drug comes in the form of a tablet that is meant to taken once daily. It is meant to either with or without food with an adequate amount of water. Antacids like aluminum and magnesium should not be consumed for a couple of hours after taking the medication. Generally, it is taken regularly preferable every morning for twelve weeks, and it is suggested that you do not miss even a single dose. Those suffering from any other kind of liver or kidney problems, or those who are on dialysis should not take include this antiviral drug in their routine.
Possible Side Effects of Ledihep
The side effects may vary from one person to another and can be common to the severe ones. Also, some of the unwanted effects may depend on the patient’s health and condition. The commonly reported side effects associated with Ledihep90/400 mg are anemia, headache, irritation, insomnia, fatigue, cough, nausea, fatigue, and pain in muscles. Some other adverse effects of the combination drug include loss of appetite, dizziness, and concentration problem. It is not advisable for ladies to conceive during the treatment, as it can lead to major health defects in the newborn baby. Signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, hives, peeling skin, wheezing, trouble breathing, unusual hoarseness, swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat. Signs of liver problems like tiredness, upset stomach, light-colored stools, dark urine, not hungry, or yellow skin or eyes.