What is Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)?
Velpanat tablet contains a combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. Sofosbuvir and velpatasvir are antiviral medications that prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) from multiplying in your body. Velpanat uses to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults with HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) is given in combination with another antiviral medicine called ribavirin in people who also have advanced cirrhosis.
Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) is sometimes used in combination with ribavirin. Ribavirin can cause birth defects or death in an unborn baby. Do not use ribavirin if you are pregnant, or if you are a man and your s**ual partner is pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while using Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) and ribavirin together and for at least 6 months after treatment ends. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication in your combination therapy. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor’s advice.
Before taking this medicine:
You should not use sofosbuvir if you are allergic to sofosbuvir or velpatasvir. To make sure Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); liver problems other than hepatitis C; HIV (human immunodeficiency virus); or if you have recently used a heart rhythm medicine called amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone). It is not known whether Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Velpanat Generic is sometimes used in combination with ribavirin. Ribavirin can cause birth defects or death in an unborn baby. You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before using these medications together, and every month during your treatment. If you are a woman, do not use Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) with ribavirin if you are pregnant. If you are a man, do not use this drug combination if your s**ual partner is pregnant. An unborn baby could also be harmed if a man fathers the child while he is taking ribavirin. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while either s**ual partner is using these medications together. Keep using this birth control for at least 6 months after treatment ends. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) with ribavirin. It is not known whether sofosbuvir and velpatasvir passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How should I take Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)?
Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) is usually taken once per day for 12 weeks. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. You may take Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) with or without food. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication you take. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor’s advice. Every person with hepatitis C should remain under the care of a doctor. While using Velpanat (Generic velpatasvir), you may need frequent blood tests. Store this medicine in the original container at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) dosing information:
Usual Adult Dose of Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) for Chronic Hepatitis C: 1 tablet orally once a day, Regimen and Duration of Therapy: -Patients without cirrhosis and patients with compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A): Sofosbuvir-velpatasvir for 12 weeks -Patients with decompensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh B or C): Sofosbuvir-velpatasvir and ribavirin for 12 weeks.
If applicable, the manufacturer product information for ribavirin should be consulted regarding dosing (including dose adjustments).
For the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 infection, -In patients without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis, -In combination with ribavirin: In patients with decompensated cirrhosis
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What should I avoid while taking Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)?
If you also take omeprazole (Prilosec), do not take it for at least 4 hours after you have taken your dose of Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) (with food). Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing hepatitis C to other people. Do not have unprotected s** or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HCV transmission during s**. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
Velpanat side effects:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir): hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: slow heartbeats; weak or shallow breathing; or low red blood cells-pale skin, weakness, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating. If you also take amiodarone: Seek medical help right away if you feel weak, tired, or light-headed, or if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, or memory problems. Common velpatasvir side effects may include: headache; tired feeling; nausea, diarrhea; or sleep problems (insomnia).
What other drugs will affect Velpanat (Generic sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)?
Many drugs can interact with valpanat and velpatasvir. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially: amiodarone; digoxin; St. John’s wort; topotecan; any medicine that contains tenofovir (such as Atripla, Complera, Stribild, Truvada, or Viread); a beta-blocker-atenolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, propranolol, sotalol, and others; cholesterol medication such as atorvastatin or rosuvastatin; other antiviral medicines such as efavirenz, ritonavir, or tipranavir; seizure medication-carbamazepine, phenytoin; or tuberculosis medication-rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine. This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Ever since of discovery of antiviral work of sofosbuvir in late 2013, Hepatitis C is considered a curable disease. A number of drugs such as Sovaldi, Harvoni and Viekira Pak gave doctors the ability to heal Hepatitis C patients with more than 95% success. This rich research activity was championed by the discovery of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir – the world’s first medicine that is effective for all Hepatitis C genotypes. Velpanat is a generic version of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir.
Having the ability to cure genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 patients, sofosbuvir and velpatasvir was warmly accepted with one problem; the cost of treatment with sofosbuvir and velpatasvir is higher. This is lower than existing medicines such as Sovaldi and Harvoni, but a great majority of patients were still unable to cover such great cost of treatment.
This is why Velpanat is such a savior. Having a Hepatitis C cure that only a few can afford and that is usually not covered by medical insurance is of little use. Velpanat, created by Beacon Pharma, is essentially a perfect copy of costly sofosbuvir and velpatasvir with aconsiderable lower price tag.
The low price of Velpanat in India is very important for healing patients who are unable to afford the original. Currently, Velpanat is being shipped to the US, the UK and European countries, including Russia. Hepatitis C patients reach out to suppliers themselves and Velpanat suppliers readily help with shipping and handling of the Velpanat.
The greatest exporter of Velpanat is India. For all patients in need, here is a quick calculation about how much Velpanat in India costs:
Buying of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir or other generic medications in India and other countries:
According to the Article above, ‘small quantities of goods of a non-commerical nature contain in travellers’ personal luggage’ are excluded from restrictions posed by WTOA. 12-weeks worth of generic medicines for Hepatitis C treatment of an individual patient seem to fall in that category. Of course, one must not buy sofosbuvir/buy velpatasvir medications on bulk and sell them later on.
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