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Brand name: Sovaldi

Sovaldi is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) sofosbuvir. On this page you will find out more about Sovaldi, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: sofosbuvir

Information for medicine and pack size:
Sovaldi 400 mg film-coated tablet, 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

SOVALDI is indicated for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection as a component of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. (see CLINICAL TRIALS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section for detailed information on the studied combinations, dose regimens, and treatment durations for different subgroups of CHC patients)

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Film coated, yellow, capsule shaped tablet with 'GSI' on one side and '7977' on the other side
Dosage Form Tablet
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
28 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store at room temperature
Life time 5 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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