Mavyret is more commonly known by patients with its generic name of Glecaprevir-Pibrentasvir. There are two generic names because it is a combination of the two components. The medicine is used for the treatment of a chronic type of hepatitis C. This is a viral liver infection. The two active ingredients work hand in hand by reducing the quantity of the virus in the body. This, in turn, can help the body to boost the immunity thereby can be able to fight infection which can assist the liver to better recover. Take into account that having hepatitis C (chronic) can lead to liver cancer or cirrhosis. Both of which are serious problems of the liver.
Even though the medicine can greatly help with liver diseases, it is not known if the treatment can also prevent the disease to be communicable. It is highly suggested not to share needles and always practice safe sex. This can ensure that the virus will not be passed on to another person.
The medicine is taken orally normally with food or exactly how the doctor advised you. It is usually prescribed for use once a day. It is best to take it at the same time every day.
As per the duration of treatment, it will be based on your medical condition as well as the other treatment or medicine you were using prior to the intake of Mavyret.
The usual side effects may include nausea, headache or tiredness. If any of such gets worse, it is best to contact the doctor.
Serious allergic reaction while using the medicine may be rare. Yet, if there are symptoms of such as itching, rash, the difficulty of breathing, and dizziness, the doctor should be notified as soon as possible.
Allergies to the ingredients and pregnancy must be informed to the physician during the assessment. This can ensure that the medicine is appropriate for your use. If breastfeeding, the doctor must also be notified about it as well.
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