HepCfix (Daclatasvir) 60 mg Tablets 28’S is a medication used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It contains Daclatasvir Dihydrochloride as the active ingredient and is manufactured by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Each tablet contains 60 mg of Daclatasvir.
HepCfix is primarily used in combination with other medications for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults. It works by blocking the activity of RNA polymerase, an enzyme essential for the replication of the virus.
How to Use:
HepCfix should be taken exactly as prescribed by the healthcare provider. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on individual factors, such as the stage of the infection, viral load, and response to the medication. It is usually taken orally, with or without food, once a day. It is important to follow the recommended dosage schedule and not to miss any doses.
HepCfix should be stored at room temperature (between 20-25°C) in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. It should be stored out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use the medication beyond the expiration date.
Mechanism of Action:
Daclatasvir Dihydrochloride, the active ingredient in HepCfix, works by blocking the activity of RNA polymerase, an enzyme essential for the replication of the hepatitis C virus. By blocking viral replication, it helps to reduce the viral load in the body and slow down the progression of the disease.
Before taking HepCfix, it is important to inform the healthcare provider about any known allergies, medical conditions, or medications currently being taken. It is also important to follow regular medical check-ups and blood tests to monitor the response to treatment.
HepCfix is contraindicated in individuals who are allergic to Daclatasvir Dihydrochloride or any other components of the medication. It should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a healthcare provider.
HepCfix may interact with certain medications, such as rifampin, or other medications that affect liver enzymes, such as ritonavir. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken to avoid potential drug interactions.
In case of an overdose of HepCfix, immediate medical attention should be sought. Symptoms of overdose may include gastrointestinal disorders, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Common side effects of HepCfix include headache, fatigue, and nausea. Other less common side effects may include liver toxicity and skin rash. It is important to seek medical advice if any severe or persistent side effects occur.