Daklinza is generically known as daclatasvir. It is an antiviral drug which is used for the prevention of the multiplication of HCV- hepatitis C virus in your body.
Daklinza is used for the treatment of genotype 1&genotype 3 chronic hepatitis C in those patients with/without cirrhosis.
Daklinza is given in combination with one more drug known as Sovaldi (sofosbuvir).
How to Use
Consume Daklinza tablets usually for 12 weeks. All the directions on the medicine label must be followed.
Take Daklinza along with sofosbuvir and don’t consume it alone at all.
Daklinza can be taken with/without meals.
Frequent blood tests need to be done so that you have a check on your liver function.
The medication label or patient instructions must be read carefully which provided with every drug in your combination treatment. Don’t alter your dosage or drug schedule without the advice of the doctor. Doctor need to take serious care of patients suffering from chronic hepatitis C
Never stop the use of daklinza suddenly. Sudden stopping could make it difficult to treat your condition with antiviral medicine of hepatitis C.
If you consume daclatasavir in combination with sofosbuvir & moreover if you also consume a heart rhythm drug known as amiodarone: This mixture of drugs may be responsible for some dangerous heart side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you consume any of these drugs and you have noticed any of the following:
- very slow heartbeats;
- chest pain,
- trouble in breathing or
- a light-headedness.
Inform your physician right away if you observe some severe side effects of this drug such as the following:
- severe dizziness
- memory problems;
- common ill feeling
Some of the most Common side effects of daklinza are as follows:
- headache; or
Don’t use daklinza if you show hypersensitive reaction to daclatasvir. Let your doctor know about all of your medical conditions. If you have had in the past hepatitis B, then this drug may be responsible for the worsening of this condition or may cause its recurrence.
Some drugs may interact with Daclatasvir and thus should not be combined used. Your physician may alter your course of treatment if you consume any of the below mentioned drugs:
- seizure drugs - carbamazepine, phenytoin
- St. John's wort.
Let your doctor know if you have any of the following medical conditions:
- a history of hepatitis B;
- heart disease;
- if you underwent a liver transplant
- liver problems apart from hepatitis;
- if you consume amiodarone also (a heart rhythm medicine).
Pregnancy and Daklinza
It is unknown if Daklinza causes any harm to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you plan to get pregnant or are already pregnant.
It is unknown if daklinza can pass into maternal milk or could possibly harm an infant. Inform your doctor if you breast feed your child.
This medicine is an antiviral drug which helps to prevent from hepatitis C and multiplying it into the body. It is also helpful for treatment of genotype 1 and genotype 3 hepatitis with (or without) the cirrhosis. Sometimes it can be use with the Sovaldi medicine. This medicine is known as the generic name daclatasvir and some sort of serious drug interaction may happen when it is use with any other medicine. Tell your doctor about the currently using medicine so health care provider can decide that which medicine should be use along with daclatasvir. If you feel any allergic problem with this medicine or from any of its ingredient then stop its use and tell your physician about your condition. There might be a need to change the other medicine time like rifampin, suizer medicine or phenytoin because it may interact with the daklinza. Make sure that this medicine is safe for your use and discuss with your doctor about your problems like liver problem, heart disease, recent had liver transplant or using amiodarone. It is not confirmed that whether this medicine is safe for unborn baby or not. In this regard patient should discuss with the doctor if patient is planning for baby. On the other hand, it might pass into breast milk when you feed a newly born baby. Doctor advice is remarkable if you are planning for pregnancy or having a nursing baby. It is not recommended for uses that are less than 18 years old. All the direction are given on the medicine leaflet and some addition advices from doctor side show the direction of use.
Most of time, this medicine is use for 12 weeks but not a smaller or larger quantity than the prescribed amount. It can be use with or without the food especially with the combination of sofosbuvir because hepatitis C mostly treated with the combined form of medicine. Never change or stop the use of medicine in hepatitis condition because it may get severe due to incomplete treatment. Liver may get some affect due to this medicine that is why patient must go for regular blood test for checking liver function. Medicine should store at room temperature at dry and safe place. Contact to your doctor if you have slow heart breathing, chest pain, breathing problem, light-headed feeling, memory problem, severe dizziness, ill feeling and tidiness due to use of medicine. This drug does not help to prevent from passing of diseases from one person to the other. In this situation, patient should use some protective gear and remain safe while having sex, using toothbrush or razors. Patient may ask from doctor about some safe attempts which might be helpful in hepatitis C. Needles sharing is also an unhealthy practice and it is very dangerous for the healthy persons too. In case of any emergency, call to your doctor or poison help line for instant medical aid. Try to use medicine according to the time and never skip any dose.