Why was Daklinza discontinued?

The marketing authorisation for Daklinza (daclatasvir) expired on 26 August 2019 following the decision of the marketing authorisation holder, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma EEIG, not to apply for a renewal of the marketing authorisation for commercial reasons.

What is the drug ribavirin used for?

Ribavirin is used in combination with injectable interferon alfa-2b, peginterferon alfa-2a, or peginterferon alfa-2b to treat chronic hepatitis C infection. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

Is there a generic for Sovaldi?

There is currently no generic for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), so it can be expensive, even with insurance.

How much does daclatasvir cost?

A 12-week course of daclatasvir is priced at US$63,000 in the US [3].

What is sofosbuvir used for?

Sofosbuvir is used along with ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, Ribasphere, others) and sometimes another medication (peginterferon alfa [Pegasys]) to treat certain types of chronic hepatitis C (an ongoing viral infection that damages the liver) in adults.

Is ribavirin used for Covid?

Reviews of the literature suggest that ribavirin might be of benefit in patients with coronavirus infection [4]. However, other studies have shown that ribavirin may not improve outcomes [5,6]. In addition, ribavirin has potential adverse effects [7], therefore its clinical use should be carefully assessed.

Is ribavirin an antibiotic?

Is ribavirin (Rebetol) an antibiotic? No, ribavirin (Rebetol) is an oral antiviral medication and is only used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. It can’t be used for other types of infections.

Is Sovaldi a prescription?

Sovaldi must be given in combination with other antiviral medications and it should not be used alone. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Take the medicine at the same time each day, with or without food.