Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir) and Hepatitis C
What is Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir)?
On December 6, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the prescription medication Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir) as a component in a combination antiviral treatment regimen to treat chronic Hepatitis C infection, genotype 1, 2, 3, or 4, including those with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting Milan criteria (awaiting liver transplant) and those co-infected with Hepatitis C and HIV.
Sovaldi™ is a prescription once-daily oral nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor to be used in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin OR ribavirin. The active ingredient in this 400 mg tablet is sofosbuvir.
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