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What are common side effects of Sovaldi for hepatitis C?

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When you take it with interferon and ribavirin:

When you take it with just ribavirin:

  • Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, headache)
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Low red blood cell count
  • Itching
  • Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, headache)
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Itching
  • Low red blood cell count

SOURCES

Paul Gaglio, MD, medical director of liver transplantation, division of hepatology at Montefiore Medical Center.

Alison Jazwinski, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, Center for Liver Diseases, University of Pittsburgh.

Medscape: "FDA Panel Backs Sofosbuvir for Hepatitis C," "FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Simeprevir for Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

FDA: "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C," "Mavyret Prescribing Information."

Hepatitis C Online: "Elbasvir-Grazoprevir (Zepatier)," "Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir (Vosevi)."

Medline Plus: “Daclatasvir,” “Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir, and Ritonavir,” “Peginterferon Alfa-2a Injection,” “Ribavirin,” “Sofosbuvir

HHS AIDSinfo: “Peginterferon Alfa-2a (HBV, HCV).”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

SOURCES

Paul Gaglio, MD, medical director of liver transplantation, division of hepatology at Montefiore Medical Center.

Alison Jazwinski, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, Center for Liver Diseases, University of Pittsburgh.

Medscape: "FDA Panel Backs Sofosbuvir for Hepatitis C," "FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Simeprevir for Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

FDA: "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C," "Mavyret Prescribing Information."

Hepatitis C Online: "Elbasvir-Grazoprevir (Zepatier)," "Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir (Vosevi)."

Medline Plus: “Daclatasvir,” “Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir, and Ritonavir,” “Peginterferon Alfa-2a Injection,” “Ribavirin,” “Sofosbuvir

HHS AIDSinfo: “Peginterferon Alfa-2a (HBV, HCV).”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

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