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What is daclatasvir and sofosbuvir used to treat?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Daclatasvir (Daklinza) and sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) are direct-acting antiviral drugs that block specific proteins the hepatitis C virus needs to multiply and spread. This combination is one of the recommended regimens for people with virus genotype 1, 2, or 3 who have not yet been treated for hepatitis C. These drugs are taken by mouth once a day for 12 weeks.

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