Sir.from 2006 i am patient of hep c .age 27 y from pakistan.I already taken Peg intron,pegysis,interferon with ribiviron.but sill positive.Now dr,recommended sovaldi.geno type 3.tell about side effect for uses of sovaldi for me.and i can takes it becasuse it examines in U.S.A.where geno type 1, 3 is commen. and in my reports liver is functioning correctly.
Hi feroz, I recommend first that you read all you can about Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) but I can give you some basic statistics.
You will be familiar with the side effects as they are nothing new: headache, fatigue (tiredness), insomnia (unable to sleep) and nausea (makes you feel sick).
Sovaldi has to be used in combination with other existing HCV drugs. In clinical trials, see below (real life numbers may be lower as clinical trials pick their patients based on set criteria (rules)).
HCV type 3: Sovaldi plus Ribavirin for 24 weeks gave a cure rate of 77%
HCV type 3: Sovaldi plus Ribavirin pus pegylated Interferon (Pegasys) for 24 weeks gave a cure rate of 83%
The cure rate (SVR) at 12 weeks was as low as 33%
The manufacturers of Sovaldi have licensed a generic product to be sold in Egypt for US$900 for every 2 weeks supply. I have no idea about the availability or cost of the other drugs. Sovaldi is very expensive in the USA.
Good luck with your treatment. :)
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