Sofosbuvir is a potent inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus and RNA polymerase used in combination with other antiviral drugs to treat chronic hepatitis C. It is an active component that reduces the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body that helps liver recover. Chronic hepatitis C infection can induce serious liver problems like scarring or liver cancer.
Class of Drugs – Antiviral medications
Molecular Formula – C22H29FN3O9P
Molecular Weight - 529.5 g/mol
Working: This medication acts by hampering the enzyme RNA polymerase - the cellular worker that helps in the replication process. Sofosbuvir makes unable to make new viruses, this existing Hepatitis C viruses needed an immune system of the person with the infection. It is readily eliminating the virus. Hepatitis C virus possesses an ability to build the lost viruses and build up in the liver. When this medicine is allied with own immune system of the infected person, there very little chance that the virus will survive.
Uses: This medicine is approved with other antiviral medicines to treat chronic hepatitis C. It is the health condition in which the liver is affected by the virus. It reduced the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body that may help the liver recover. Chronic hepatitis C infection can induce serious liver problems like cirrhosis, or liver cancer.
Sofosbuvir in combination with other antiviral drugs decreases the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body and helps the immune system of the body to fight the infection. It prevents from passing the virus to others. This drug must be used in the treatment to have the best effect.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is composed in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Sovaldi: 400 mg
Avoid sharing needles, and practice protected sex to lower the risk of passing the virus to others. Do not use this medicine alone to treat hepatitis C.