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If you’re tired of living with the uncertainties of Hep C, it may be time to take the next step and partner up with a Hep C Specialist. Hep C Specialists include gastroenterologists, hepatologists, specialists in infectious diseases, internal medicine or primary care physicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs). Hep C Specialists are experts in the treatment of hepatitis, and they are equipped to tell you about options that are available.

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Patients and healthcare providers alike understand that good communication can improve quality of care. Use this guide to help your specialist understand the full picture of how Hep C impacts you. Be as specific as possible—it’s the best way to let your Hep C Specialist know you’re ready to put Hep C behind you.

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EPCLUSA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C (Hep C) genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 infection with or without cirrhosis (compensated). In those with advanced cirrhosis (decompensated), EPCLUSA is used with ribavirin.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about EPCLUSA?

EPCLUSA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Hepatitis B virus reactivation: Before starting EPCLUSA treatment, your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for hepatitis B infection. If you have ever had hepatitis B, the hepatitis B virus could become active again during and after treatment with EPCLUSA. This may cause serious liver problems including liver failure and death. If you are at risk, your healthcare provider will monitor you during and after taking EPCLUSA.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking EPCLUSA?

  • If you have: ever had hepatitis B infection, liver problems other than hepatitis C infection; severe kidney problems or are on dialysis; any other medical condition; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if EPCLUSA will harm your unborn baby. If you take EPCLUSA with ribavirin, you should also read the ribavirin Medication Guide for important pregnancy-related information.

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How does my healthcare provider determine when I should start treatment?

There are many factors your Hep C Specialist will take into consideration when deciding if you should begin treatment for your Hep C. These factors include your prior Hep C treatment history, if you have Hep C symptoms, how far your disease has progressed (whether or not you have cirrhosis), and what treatment options are available.

 

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Important Safety Information

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking EPCLUSA? (continued)

  • Tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. EPCLUSA and certain other medicines may affect each other, or may cause side effects. Tell your healthcare provider if you take any medicines containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (ATRIPLA®, COMPLERA®, STRIBILD®, TRUVADA®, VIREAD®).

What are the possible side effects of EPCLUSA?

  • Serious side effects may also include: Slow heart rate (bradycardia): EPCLUSA, when taken with amiodarone (Cordarone®, Nexterone®, Pacerone®), a medicine used to treat certain heart problems, may cause slow heart rate. In some cases slow heart rate has led to death or the need for a pacemaker when amiodarone is taken with medicines containing sofosbuvir and another antiviral medicine. Get medical help right away if you take amiodarone with EPCLUSA and get any of the following symptoms: fainting or near-fainting, dizziness or lightheadedness, not feeling well, weakness, extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, chest pains, confusion, or memory problems.

The most common side effects of EPCLUSA include headache and tiredness. When EPCLUSA is used with ribavirin for patients with advanced cirrhosis, side effects also include anemia, nausea, insomnia, and diarrhea.

Please see Important Facts about EPCLUSA including Important Warning.

EPCLUSA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C (Hep C) genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 infection with or without cirrhosis (compensated). In those with advanced cirrhosis (decompensated), EPCLUSA is used with ribavirin.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about EPCLUSA?

EPCLUSA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Hepatitis B virus reactivation: Before starting EPCLUSA treatment, your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for hepatitis B infection. If you have ever had hepatitis B, the hepatitis B virus could become active again during and after treatment with EPCLUSA. This may cause serious liver problems including liver failure and death. If you are at risk, your healthcare provider will monitor you during and after taking EPCLUSA.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking EPCLUSA?

  • If you have: ever had hepatitis B infection, liver problems other than hepatitis C infection; severe kidney problems or are on dialysis; any other medical condition; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if EPCLUSA will harm your unborn baby. If you take EPCLUSA with ribavirin, you should also read the ribavirin Medication Guide for important pregnancy-related information.
  • Tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. EPCLUSA and certain other medicines may affect each other, or may cause side effects. Tell your healthcare provider if you take any medicines containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (ATRIPLA®, COMPLERA®, STRIBILD®, TRUVADA®, VIREAD®).

What are the possible side effects of EPCLUSA?

  • Serious side effects may also include: Slow heart rate (bradycardia): EPCLUSA, when taken with amiodarone (Cordarone®, Nexterone®, Pacerone®), a medicine used to treat certain heart problems, may cause slow heart rate. In some cases slow heart rate has led to death or the need for a pacemaker when amiodarone is taken with medicines containing sofosbuvir and another antiviral medicine. Get medical help right away if you take amiodarone with EPCLUSA and get any of the following symptoms: fainting or near-fainting, dizziness or lightheadedness, not feeling well, weakness, extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, chest pains, confusion, or memory problems.

The most common side effects of EPCLUSA include headache and tiredness. When EPCLUSA is used with ribavirin for patients with advanced cirrhosis, side effects also include anemia, nausea, insomnia, and diarrhea.

Please see Important Facts about EPCLUSA including Important Warning.