DaciHep

DaciHeptm is an inhibitor of non-structural protein 5A (NS5A).
Each film-coated tablet contains Daclatasvir equivalent to Daclatasvir 30 mg or 60 mg.

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Description

DaciHep is an inhibitor of non-structural protein 5A (NS5A).
Each film-coated tablet contains Daclatasvir equivalent to Daclatasvir 30 mg or 60 mg.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE
DaciHeptm is indicated in combination with Sofosbuvir for the treatment of patient with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Treatment with DaciHeptm should be initiated and monitored by physician experienced in the management of chronic hepatitis C. The recommended dose of DaciHeptm is 60 mg once daily to be taken orally with or without meals.  DaciHeptm  must be administered in combination with other medical products.The Packeges inserts of the medicinal products in the regimen should also be consulated before initiation of therapy with DaciHeptm.Recommended reginmens and treatment duration are provided below.

Recommended regimens and treatment duration for DaciHeptm combination therapy

 HCV genotype and patient  population
 Treatment  Duration
 Genotype 3 without cirrhosis  DaciHeptm + sofosbuvir  12 weeks
 Genotype 3 with cirrhosis  DaciHeptm + sofosbuvir  24 weeks

Dose modification, interruption and discontinuation

Dose modification of DaciHeptm  to manage adverse reactions is not recommended. There is no virologic treatment stopping rules that apply to the combination of DaciHeptm with sofosbuvir.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients Coadministration with medicinal products that strongly induce cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) and P-glycoprotein transporter (P-gp) and thus may lead to lower exposure and loss of efficacy of DaciHeptm. These active substances include but are not limited to phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, Phenobarbital, rifampicin, rifapentine, systemic dexamethasone, and the herbal product St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

DaciHeptm must not be administered as monotherapy.DeciHeptm must be administered in combination with other medicinal products for the the treatment of chronic HCV infection.

General

The safety and efficacy of the combination of DaciHeptm and sofosbuvir have been evaluated in a limited number of patients with cirrhosis in clinical studies.

Decompensates liver disease

The safety and efficacy of DaciHeptm in the treatment of HCV infection in patients with decompensated liver disease have not been established.

Retreatment with DaciHeptm

The efficacy of DaciHeptm as part of a retreatment regimen in patients with prior exposure to a NS5A inhibitor has not been established.

Pregnancy and contraception requirements

DaciHeptm should not be used during pregnancy or in women of childbearing potential not using contraception.Use of highly effective contraception should be continued for 5 weeks after completion of DaciHeptm therapy.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions in clinical trials.

The most common adverse reactions(>=10%) were fatigue and headache, aneamia,hot flush,nausea in subjects treated with 8, 12, or 24 weeks of Ledipasvir + DaciHeptm

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Contraindications of concomitant use

DaciHeptm is contraindication in combination with medicinal products that strongly induce CYP3A4 and P-gp,e.g. phenytoin,carbamazepine,oxcarbazepine,Phenobarbital,rifampicin,rifabutin,rifapen-tine,systemic dexamethasone, and the herbal product St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), and thus may lead to lower exposure and loss of efficacy of DaciHeptm.

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