VELPANAT - Velpatasvir 100mg & Sofosbuvir 400mg
Brand Name: - VELPANAT
Active Ingredients: - Velpatasvir & Sofosbuvir
Manufactured by: - NATCO PHARMA LTD
Drug Form: - Medicine is available in the form of Tablets
International Trade Name: - Epclusa (Gilead Sciences, Inc.)
Packing: - 28 tablets/bottle
Strength: - Velpatasvir 100Mg & Sofosbuvir 400Mg
Natco pharma is a leading company for the launch of various different generic medicines. As per the recent developments, the company has made an announcement regarding the launch of the first generic form of VELPANAT Velpatasvir 100mg and Sofosbuvir 400mg for the cure of Hepatitis C.
The VELPANAT is the generic version of US company Gilead Sciences new drug is called Epclusa.. The generic Epclusa or VELPANAT is helpful for treatment of all Hepatitis C adults that are suffering from genotype 1-6 chronic hepatitis C virus.
Natco recently signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences in order to manufacture and sell VELPANAT, a generic chronic hepatitis C drugs in 101 developing nations. This is in the fixed-dose combination for the patients who are suffering from the chronic Hepatitis C.
Medicine Specification, Dose, and Adminstration:
The simple treatment by VELPANAT (Velpatasvir 100mg & Sofosbuvir 400mg) is effective for the patients in the broader range and these are the patients who have the chronic Hepatitis C infection also known as the HCV. This particular drug has the nucleotide polymerase inhibitor associated with it that plays a major role in the treatment and if the patient takes VELPANAT for a period of 12 weeks at a stretch, it will provide amazing rate of sustained virologic response for the patients having the HCV infections of the genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. You can use VELPANAT either alone or you can also use it with ribavirin for the treatment of Hepatitis C. This drug falls in the category of antiviral medications called the NS5B polymerase inhibitors and replication complex inhibitors. This drug stops the virus that is the cause of the spread of HCV in the body of the patient. The tablet of VELPANAT can take it with or without food. It is important to take this particular medicine at the same time on a daily basis and the person has to follow the directions as provided by Hepatologist or HCV treatment specialist in the prescription label.
It is important for the patient to consult the hepatologist in case he is allergic to VELPANAT or because of any ingredient that is present in this particular drug. The doctor will look into the matter after the diagnosis.
Before the consumption of this particular drug, it is important to inform the doctor about the prescription and non-prescription drugs the person currently is having. You should also inform the doctor about any vitamins or the nutritional supplements you are taking. When you do this, your doctor will plan to change the particular doses of the other drugs that you are having. The doctor will also keep you on the close monitoring as far as the side effects are concerned when you provide all the correct information about the other prescription and non-prescription medicines.
In case, you are taking the antacids, it is important for you to take them either four hours before or four hours after the consumption of VELPANAT. You have to inform the doctor in case you are taking the medication for heartburn or indigestion or any kind of ulcers[ H2 blockers]. Your doctor may inform you to continue with these medicines or he will tell you to take this 12 hour prior or 12 hours after the consumption of this particular drug. You should also inform your doctor about any herbal product you are taking in case you want to consume VELPANAT. In case, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have to inform the doctor.
Some of the common side effects with the consumption of VELPANAT are rashes in the body or it could also be the less energy or the lack of energy. You may feel irritated or depressed at times. There could be other side effects as well but for them, the consultation of the doctor is needed. In case, you are experiencing serious side effect because of this medication, consult with your doctor.
Benefits of Generic Medicines
According to World Health Organization (WHO) global report of October 2016, Over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines. There is much high cure rate when it comes to Gilead has granted licenses for sofosbuvir and ledipasvir to Indian and other generic manufacturers allowing 101 low- or lower-middle-income countries. This has happened in the countries where the income of the people is the low or medium range. The point of concern about the generic medicines is that despite the fact that the cost of making is low and affordable. The Hep c cure rate will be much higher in coming days after the launch of generic Velpatasvir and Sofosbuvir combination.
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