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Adults who have a chronic hepatitis C infection may benefit from telaprevir (INCIVEK®). This prescription medicine comes in the form of a tablet and is taken 3 times daily for 12 weeks. It works by blocking the action of certain enzymes, which the hepatitis C virus needs to replicate itself and multiply. Potential side effects include fatigue, diarrhea, and nausea.
(For the complete eMedTV article on this drug, click Telaprevir. This article offers an in-depth look at how telaprevir works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take it. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)