IF YOU HAVE CHRONIC HEPATITIS C (HEP C), DAKLINZA MAY BE ABLE TO HELP

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Daklinza™ (daclatasvir)

Q: If I have questions about my therapy, where is the best place to go for answers?

A: The first and best source of information is your healthcare provider, but you can also visit the About Daklinza or Starting Treatment pages for some general information. For additional information, please refer to the US Full Prescribing Information including, "What is the most important information I should know about Daklinza?" in the Patient Information section.

Q: Will Daklinza plus sofosbuvir (with or without ribavirin) affect other medicines I take?

A: There are other medications that should not be taken with Daklinza plus sofosbuvir (with or without ribavirin). This may affect the way Daklinza or your other medicines work, or may cause side effects. You should also read the Patient Information for sofosbuvir, and when taking Daklinza plus sofosbuvir with ribavirin, you should also read the Medication Guide for ribavirin. Be sure and tell your healthcare provider about all the other medications you are taking, including vitamins, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medicines. Your healthcare provider will decide what’s right for you.1

Q: Can I take Daklinza if I take HIV medicines?

A: The first and best source of information is your healthcare provider. Daklinza has been studied with most common HIV medications, and there was no need to change or stop those medications when taken with Daklinza plus sofosbuvir. Your healthcare provider may change the dose of Daklinza you take if you are also taking HIV medications.1

Q: Can I take Daklinza if I take medicines to prevent liver transplant rejection?

A: The first and best source of information is your healthcare provider. Daklinza has been studied with cyclosporine and tacrolimus, two commonly prescribed post-transplant medicines.1

Q: What side effects are there to these medications?

A: The most common side effects of Daklinza plus sofosbuvir are headache and tiredness.
The most common side effects of Daklinza plus sofosbuvir and ribavirin are headache, low red blood cell count, tiredness, and nausea.1

Q: What kind of support or financial assistance programs are there? Will my insurance cover it?

A: We offer a patient assistance and support program for eligible patients. Please see the Support and Financial Help section of this site for more details on how to enroll.

References: 1. Daklinza [package insert]. Princeton, NJ: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about Daklinza?

  • Daklinza can cause serious side effects, including Hepatitis B virus reactivation. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for hepatitis B virus infection before starting Daklinza. If you have ever had hepatitis B virus infection, the virus could become active again (called reactivation) during or after treatment with Daklinza. This may cause serious liver problems, including liver failure and death. Your healthcare provider will monitor you if you are at risk for hepatitis B virus reactivation during treatment and after stopping Daklinza.

Before taking Daklinza, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have ever had hepatitis B virus infection; have liver problems other than hepatitis C infection; have had a liver transplant; have heart problems; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Daklinza will harm your unborn baby or pass into your breast milk. When taking Daklinza in combination with sofosbuvir and ribavirin, tell your healthcare provider right away if you or your female sexual partner become pregnant. Males and females on this regimen should also read the ribavirin Medication Guide for important pregnancy, contraception, and infertility information.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Daklinza may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Daklinza works. Do not start taking a new medicine without telling your healthcare provider.
  • Daklinza in combination with sofosbuvir and amiodarone may cause serious side effects, including slow heart rate (bradycardia). Get medical help right away if you take amiodarone with sofosbuvir and Daklinza and get any of the following: fainting or near-fainting, weakness, chest pain, dizziness or lightheadedness, tiredness, confusion, not feeling well, shortness of breath, memory problems.

What are the most common side effects of Daklinza and sofosbuvir?
Headache, tiredness.

What are the most common side effects of Daklinza when used with sofosbuvir and ribavirin?
Headache, low red blood cell count, tiredness, nausea.

These are not all the possible side effects of Daklinza; call your doctor concerning side effects.

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including "What is the most important information I should know about Daklinza?" in the Patient Information section.

 

More Important Safety Information

SELECTED IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What are the most common side effects of Daklinza and sofosbuvir?
Headache, tiredness.

What are the most common side effects of Daklinza when used with sofosbuvir and ribavirin?
Headache, low red blood cell count, tiredness, nausea.