Mavyret (Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir) is used to treat viral infections of the liver and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
This medication lessens the amount of hepatitis C virus in your body. Which it helps your immune system fight the infection and helps your liver recover. Chronic hepatitis C can cause serious liver problems such as scarring or also called cirrhosis. It may also cause liver cancer.
Howdoes Mavyret (Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir) work?
Mavyret (Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir)is inhibitor Glecaprevir which is a viral enzyme. It is needed for theproteolytic cleavage of the HCV encoded polyprotein into mature forms ofdifferent proteins. These proteins are essential for viral replication. This drugdisrupts the intracellular processes of the viral life cycle. It is throughinhibiting its activity of cleaving downstream junctions of HCV polypeptide andproteolytic processing of mature structural proteins.
Whyuse Mavyret (Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir)?
Mavyret is a fixed-dosecombination of Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir. Those are HCV NS3/4A proteaseinhibitor and NS5A inhibitor. It is supplied as a table for oral use. It is acombined product that has Pibrentasvir 40 mg and Glecaprevir 100 mg in eachtablet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved thisdrug in 2017.
Howto use Mavyret (Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir)?
This medication is to be taken bymouth usually once each day. It is to be taken with food as directed by yourdoctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it.
Remember to take it at the same time every day. It is important to take it exactly as it is prescribed medically. Continue to take it for the full length of time prescribed even if symptoms disappear after a short time. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Whatare the side-effects of Mavyret (Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir)?
- Lack of energy
Call for medical help if thereare signs of an allergic reaction:
- Trouble breathing
- Swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications.
- Let your doctor know if you have any allergies. This drug may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- This may not be prescribed for pregnant or breastfeeding women. before using, consult your doctor first.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.