sofosbuvir (Sovaldi)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is it safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • There hasn't been enough research and evaluation of sofosbuvir in pregnant women. However, ribavirin, which is combined with sofosbuvir should not be used if you're pregnant. Your male partner shouldn't use it either.
  • Researchers don't know if sofosbuvir is secreted into breast milk.

What else should I know about this drug?

  • This drug is available in 400 mg tablets.
  • Keep the tablets stored at room temperature below 30 C (86 F).
  • The FDA approved Sovaldi in December 2013.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/2/2017

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