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Setting your course to stay on track with treatment

These few simple steps may help you understand what to expect with hepatitis C (Hep C) treatment and prepare you to stay on track once you start. Use these downloadable resources to keep yourself organized and motivated.

Set your key treatment dates

There are 3 key dates along your treatment path: treatment start date, treatment end date, and results date.

The recommended SOVALDI treatment regimens are 12 weeks for genotype 2 and 24 weeks for genotype 3. SOVALDI combination therapy is the first all-oral treatment for these genotypes.

For genotypes 1 and 4, the recommended treatment regimen is 12 weeks.

See How do I take SOVALDI? for details.

Enter your treatment start date on the right and select your treatment length. Then you will see your treatment end date and your results date—the first date you can schedule a blood test to determine if you are cured.* Work with your healthcare provider to schedule a test date and any necessary follow-up dates.

*Cure means the Hep C virus is not detected in the blood when measured 3 months after treatment is completed.

TREATMENT END DATE:

XX/XX/XXXX

RESULTS DATE:

XX/XX/XXXX

Your TREATMENT START DATE is the date you start taking your medicines.
Your TREATMENT END DATE is the date when your treatment will be complete.
Your RESULTS DATE is the first date you can schedule a blood test to determine if you are cured.*

Establish a routine so you don’t miss a dose

SOVALDI is taken once a day as part of combination therapy. Consider setting a time and routine for taking SOVALDI and other medicines you will need to take with SOVALDI (eg, when you brush your teeth). Then use this form to note when you will take the medicines that are part of your Hep C treatment regimen so you can create a routine.

SOVALDI—ONCE PER DAY WITH OR WITHOUT FOOD

I will take my once-daily SOVALDI pill at   when I .

RIBAVIRIN*—TWICE PER DAY WITH FOOD

I will take my first ribavirin dose at when I ,
and my second dose at when I .

PEGINTERFERON ALFA—ONCE PER WEEK
Prescribed for genotypes 1 and 4.

If I am prescribed peginterferon alfa, I will take it on at .

*Ribavirin is taken by mouth twice daily with food. Your healthcare provider will determine your ribavirin dose based on your weight. Patients with renal impairment may require a lower dose. Discuss with your healthcare provider.

Peginterferon alfa is an injection given under the skin once per week. If you have Hep C genotype 1 or 4, talk to your healthcare provider for specific dosing instructions.

HELPFUL HINT

Setting daily alarms to remind you to take your medicines could help you stick to your dosing schedule.

SOVALDI is a prescription medicine used with other antiviral medicines to treat chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C genotype 1, 2, 3, or 4 infection in adults. It is not known if SOVALDI is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Important Safety Information

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking SOVALDI?

  • If you have: liver problems other than hepatitis C infection; had a liver transplant; severe kidney problems or are on dialysis; HIV; any other medical condition; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; or if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if SOVALDI passes into your breast milk.
  • If you take amiodarone (Cordarone®, Nexterone®, Pacerone®), rifampin (Rifadin®, Rifamate®, Rifater®), St. John’s wort or a product that contains St. John’s wort. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Other medicines may affect how SOVALDI works.

You should not take SOVALDI if you also take other medicines that contain sofosbuvir (HARVONI®).

What are the most common side effects of SOVALDI?
For SOVALDI used in combination with ribavirin they include tiredness and headache and for SOVALDI used in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin they include the additional side effects of nausea, difficulty sleeping, and low red blood cell count.

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SOVALDI is a prescription medicine used with other antiviral medicines to treat chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C genotype 1, 2, 3, or 4 infection in adults. It is not known if SOVALDI is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Important Safety Information

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking SOVALDI?

  • If you have: liver problems other than hepatitis C infection; had a liver transplant; severe kidney problems or are on dialysis; HIV; any other medical condition; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; or if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if SOVALDI passes into your breast milk.
  • If you take amiodarone (Cordarone®, Nexterone®, Pacerone®), rifampin (Rifadin®, Rifamate®, Rifater®), St. John’s wort or a product that contains St. John’s wort. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Other medicines may affect how SOVALDI works.

You should not take SOVALDI if you also take other medicines that contain sofosbuvir (HARVONI®).

What are the most common side effects of SOVALDI?
For SOVALDI used in combination with ribavirin they include tiredness and headache and for SOVALDI used in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin they include the additional side effects of nausea, difficulty sleeping, and low red blood cell count.