Generic Epclusa cost in India

Generic Epclusa cost in India

Generic Epclusa is essentially the be all universal or pan-genotype hepatitis C treatment and cost about $900 to $1200 in India, in the US it costs $75,000.  epclusa cost in india

Epclusa is used to treat genotypes 1 to 6 chronic hepatitis C infection.  As its predecessors Harvoni and Sovaldi, its a single pill a day for 84 days for most HCV patients.

epclusa cost in India

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Who can be treated with Generic Epclusa?

Generic Epclusa is the first hepatitis C treatment that is available to treat genotypes 2 and 3 without ribavirin for most patients.  [ Is hep C an STD?  No, hepatitis C (hep C or HCV) is not a sexually transmitted disease (STD).  However it can be transmitted through sex.  Most often hepatitis C is transmitted through needle sharing and blood injecting equipment.

Making Generic Epclusa:

Generic Epclusa is manufactured by Hetero Drugs, Natco and Cipla. The license from Gilead Sciences allows Indian pharmaceutical companies to manufacture the identical molecular compound of Epclusa that is available in the US.

Epclusa is made up of velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.

Like generics of Harvoni, Sovaldi and Daklinza, Epclusa is a Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA).  DAAs have been revolutionary in treating hepatitis C with or without the need for peg interferon-alpha and ribavirin.

Generic Epclusa Brand Names:

The most popular generic version of Epclusa is Velpanat from Natco pharmaceuticals in India. Other Indian manufacturers like Cipla, Mylan, Dr. Reddys, Abbott and several others are producing (Epclusa) velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg tablets.

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The average hepatitis C patient requires 12 weeks of treatment, 84 tablets of generic Epclusa for most prevalent genotypes in the US to be considered “cured”.

How much does Epclusa cost without insurance?

The cost of Epclusa is about $75,000 for 12 weeks treatment, that’s 84 tablets.  Generic Epclusa from Asuega Therapeutics is considerably less about $24,000 list price for 12 weeks treatment, 84 tablets.  Now, Sunny Pharma has been providing the exact same hepatitis C treatment for about $1000 to $1500 for the past 3 years with 100% cure rate for our patients.  Gilead, the manufacturer of Epclusa states this cure all for all hep C genotypes is about 99%.  So we are not that far off the mark.  Generic Epclusa is the same as Epclusa but the patent was given to several Indian pharmaceutical companies to have it manufactured and distributed as mentioned above.

What is the difference between Harvoni and Epclusa?

Harvoni as well as generic Harvoni are made of ledipasvir 90mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.  While Epclusa is made of velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.  Harvoni or Generic Harvoni both treat hep C genotypes 1, 4 and sometimes 3, for chronic hepatitis C.  Now, Epclusa or generic Epclusa treats all hep C genotypes.  When you find out what your genotype is make sure you take the correct hep C treatment.

Is there a generic Harvoni?

Yes there is a generic Harvoni and that has been available since 2015 in India.  It was really block buster drug that helped so many Americans and folks around the world get treatment and be cured of the hep C virus.  Generic Harvoni is now available in the US for $24,000 by Asuega Therapeutics.  You can also buy generic Harvoni from India for about $1000 or less.

Does Medicare cover Epclusa?

Yes, it covers up to 25% of out of pocket costs if you are enrolled in the US government prescription drug program Medicare Part D or Medicaid.  Find out what the costs are and make sure that you are not overpaying for this very affordable hepatitis C treatment.

If you go through Medicare you will save about $6000 from the $24,000 which will come to about $18,000.  Better than the $74,000 price tag it had less than a year ago in 2018.

The smart thing to do is save even more by getting it for less than $1500 from Sunny Pharma.  Remember there is a Money Back Guarantee if you do not clear the virus, that is something to really thing about, because all hep c treatments on this website are authorized by Gilead Sciences and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

What company makes Epclusa?

Gilead Sciences makes Epclusa and has given the license and patent to several Indian pharmaceutical companies.

Epclusa cost in India

Treatment recommendation

Your doctor will ask for a hepatitis C viral load test.  The test will let your doctor know if its necessary to pursue treatment or not.

If the viral load is very low then most probably your physician will hold off on treatment, because of the $75,000 cost.

Your insurance company (technically) will only pay if you have a fibroscan of 3 and above.

Don’t wait to get lucky.  If you have hepatitis C, get treated right away.  Its affordable and accessible.

All generic versions of Harvoni , Sovaldi and Epclusa are manufactured under the license of Gilead Sciences and the FDA.


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