Telaprevir and Children
Telaprevir (INCIVEK®) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. It is only approved for use in combination with certain other medications. Because this medicine has not been adequately studied in individuals younger than 18 years old, it is not known whether telaprevir is safe for use in children.
Telaprevir works 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.
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