Boceprevir

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Blood cell problems, such as anemia
 
  • A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
 
 
  • Ever had an organ transplant
 
  • Plans to have surgery
 
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Boceprevir to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Boceprevir Work?

Boceprevir belongs to a group of medications called protease inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the activity of enzymes called proteases. The hepatitis C virus uses protease enzymes to clip long protein strands into shorter usable strands. The virus then uses these shorter strands to replicate, or reproduce, itself. By blocking these protease enzymes, boceprevir prevents the hepatitis C virus from replicating.
 

Boceprevir Medication Information

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