Hepatitis C Home > Sovaldi Uses

How Does It Work?

Sovaldi is classified as a hepatitis C virus (HCV) nucleotide analog NS5B polymerase inhibitor. It works by interfering with the activity of NS5B polymerase, an enzyme crucial to the replication of the virus. By inhibiting NS5B polymerase, Sovaldi helps stop the virus from reproducing itself.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Sovaldi?

This drug is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in individuals younger than 18 years old.
 

Off-Label Uses for Sovaldi

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than the condition listed in this article. At this time, there are no well-established off-label uses for Sovaldi.
 
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