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If you have hepatitis C, your healthcare provider may prescribe telaprevir (INCIVEK®). Specifically, this medicine is used to treat genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C in adults. It comes in tablet form and is only approved for use in combination with other hepatitis C medications.
Telaprevir works to treat hepatitis C by blocking the activity of certain enzymes in the body that are needed by the hepatitis C virus to reproduce. As a result, this drug prevents the hepatitis C virus from multiplying.
(Click What Is Telaprevir Used For? for a more in-depth look at what this drug is prescribed for. This article also discusses whether this medication is suitable for children and older adults.)
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