Olysio (simeprevir) is a drug belonging to the group of direct-acting antivirals. It is used to prevent the appearance of certain viruses in the body. Olysio is applied in combination with other drugs such as ribavirin, Peginterferon Alfa and Sofosbuvir. This combination is used to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults infected with genotypes 1 and 4.

Olysio is in a class of medications called protease inhibitors. It works by reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the body. However, the application of this drug may not prevent the spread of hepatitis C to other people.

Olysio comes in a presentation of 150 mg tablets, which must be administered orally with meals, it is recommended to do it always at the same time. Olysio is a drug that must be administered under medical supervision, so it must be taken exactly as directed by the specialist, so the person should not take more or less of the drug, much less take it more often than indicated. .

It is important that before starting treatment with olysio, the patient informs his doctor if he is allergic to simeprevir, if he is taking other medications such as antifungals (fluconazole, ketoconazole, etc.); o drugs to treat HIV (ritonavir, etravirine, indinavir, etc.); or to treat seizures (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, etc.). In the same way, the patient must notify the doctor if he is being treated with herbal medicines. If you have had any type of liver disease other than hepatitis C. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you are breastfeeding.

All these indications will allow the patient to receive the treatment in a safer way, helping to prevent any complications.

It is not necessary for the patient to change their eating habits with the application of this drug.

Among the side effects that could occur when administering this medication are: muscle pain, itching and nausea. And among the most serious effects: inflamed and reddened eyes (conjunctivitis), ulcers in the mouth area, respiratory failure, rashes.