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Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Treating Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Quiz Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk? GENERIC NAME: sofosbuvir and velpatasvirBRAND NAME: Epclusa

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

USES:

Epclusa is used to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1, 2,3,4,5 or 6 infection in adults without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis. It also may be combined with ribavirin (Rebetol) for treatment of adults with decompensated cirrhosis.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects of Epclusa include:

Tiredness Headache Nausea Diarrhea Insomnia Anemia

Other side effects of Epclusa include:

Weakness Irritability Rash Depressed mood

Other less common side effects of Epclusa include:

Increased blood levels of lipase Increased blood levels of creatinine kinase Increased blood levels of indirect bilirubin

Possible serious side effects include:

There is an increased risk of low heart rate (bradycardia) when Epclusa is combined with amiodarone (Cordarone).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/13/2016

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