Telaprevir Medication Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe telaprevir (Incivek™) to treat chronic hepatitis C infections in adults. This medicine is a type of protease inhibitor and works by blocking the action of protease enzymes in the body, which are needed for the hepatitis C virus to multiply. Telaprevir comes in tablet form and is taken 3 times a day for 12 weeks.
Before starting treatment with telaprevir, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, this product may react with certain other medications.
Although most people tolerate telaprevir well, side effects can occur. Some of the commonly reported reactions include fatigue, diarrhea, and nausea.
(For more information on this drug, click Telaprevir. This article offers a complete overview, including details on safety and effectiveness, dosing guidelines, and generic availability.)