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Vosevi

Generic Name: sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir (soe FOS bue vir, vel PAT as vir, and VOX i LA pre vir)
Brand Names: Vosevi

What is Vosevi?

Vosevi contains a combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir. Sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir are antiviral medications that prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) from multiplying in your body.

Vosevi is used to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults with HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6.

Vosevi is usually given after other antiviral medicines have been tried without success.

Important information

If you have ever had hepatitis B, Vosevi can cause the condition to come back or get worse. You will need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Vosevi if you also use rifampin, or if you are allergic to sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, or voxilaprevir.

To make sure Vosevi is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • hepatitis B;

  • liver problems other than hepatitis;

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); or

  • if you have recently used a heart rhythm medicine called amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone).

It is not known whether Vosevi will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

How should I take Vosevi?

Vosevi is usually taken once per day for 12 weeks. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take Vosevi with food, at the same time each day.

You will need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.

Hepatitis C is often treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice. Every person with chronic hepatitis C should remain under the care of a doctor.

You should not stop using Vosevi suddenly. Stopping suddenly could make your condition harder to treat with hepatitis C antiviral medicine.

If you have ever had hepatitis B, this medicine can cause the condition to come back or get worse. You will need liver function tests during treatment and for several months after you stop using this medicine.

Store this medicine in the original container at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Vosevi dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Hepatitis C:

1 tablet orally once a day for 12 weeks

Comments:
-This drug showed no additional benefit over sofosbuvir-velpatasvir in patients with genotype 1b, 2, 4, 5, or 6 infection previously treated with sofosbuvir without a nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) inhibitor.

Uses: For the treatment of patients with chronic HCV infection without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A) who have:
-Genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 infection and were previously treated with an NS5A inhibitor-containing HCV regimen; in clinical trials, prior NS5A inhibitor experience included daclatasvir, elbasvir, ledipasvir, ombitasvir, or velpatasvir
-Genotype 1a or 3 infection and were previously treated with an HCV regimen containing sofosbuvir without an NS5A inhibitor; in clinical trials, prior treatment experience included sofosbuvir with or without any of the following: peginterferon alfa/ribavirin, ribavirin, HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor (boceprevir, simeprevir, or telaprevir)

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Vosevi?

If you also take an antacid, do not take it for at least 4 hours after you have taken your dose of Vosevi (with food).

Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing hepatitis C to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HCV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.

Vosevi side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Vosevi: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have new or worsening symptoms such as:

  • loss of appetite, upper stomach pain;

  • dark urine, clay-colored stools; or

  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

If you also take amiodarone: Seek medical help right away if you feel weak, tired, or light-headed, or if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, or memory problems.

Common Vosevi side effects may include:

  • headache;

  • feeling tired; or

  • nausea, diarrhea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Vosevi?

Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.

Other drugs may interact with sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about Vosevi.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Vosevi only for the indication prescribed.
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Date modified: September 09, 2017
Last reviewed: July 31, 2017

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