Incivek

Active Ingredient(s): Telaprevir
FDA Approved: * May 23, 2011
Pharm Company: * VERTEX PHARMS
Category: Hepatitis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Incivek Overview

Telaprevir (VX-950), marketed under the brand names Incivek and Incivo, is a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of hepatitis C co-developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson. It is a member of a class of antiviral drugs known as protease inhibitors.[3] Specifically, telaprevir inhibits the hepatitis C viral enzyme NS3/4A serine protease.[4] Telaprevir is only indicated for use against hepatitis C genotype 1 viral infections and has not been...

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Incivek Treatment

I am a 59 caucasian male. Have had Hep C for 30 years. Type 1a and 5-million viral load. Will begin triple therapy in two weeks (Incivek/Peg and RIBA). Waiting for agency to work out insurance, nursing care, education arrangements and all that. Should take first injection and beging orals around October 1. Any advice on how to prepare, what to expect, how to manage and cope and just to make my tx overall successful and as comfortable as possible. I will provide weekly updates for everyone to follow once I start. Good luck to everyone. ## I am a 56 Caucasian male.Probably Have had Hep C for 37 years.I am stage 3 Geno type 1a . I am finishing my 7 th week of the Incivek/Peg and RIBA. I guess my biggest fear was would I be able to do the injection, then I did it and wondered why nobody men...

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clobetasol propionate foam 0.05%. Contraindicated?

I have seen several posts praising this topical steroid for treatment of incivek rash. It did work great, but now I fear that people in treatment and perhaps their doctors are not being certain that this super steroidal foam could be contra-indicated for the same reasons as prednisone. Prednisone relies on the CYP3-A enzyme for clearance, the same enzyme suppressed by incivek. I am sure that even though clobetasol is topical, when applied on rashy areas it gets into the blood. Question then is does it also involve CYP3-A enzyme for clearance. ## I accidently used Clobetasol Propionate Cream 0.05 in place of my vaginal retrace creme. What will be the reaction?

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Failed incivek treatment accelerated cirrhosis

Has anyone heard anything regarding incivek treatment actually accelerating the onset of cirrhosis. I went through the treatment as long as I could until the side effects became unbearable. Months later my health turned for the worse and now I am diagnosed with cirrhosis. I wonder how many other people have experienced this. Maybe should be disclosed as a possible side effect. ## Hello, Stan! How are you? No, I'm not finding any reports of Incivek causing this. Did they definitively tie it to the use of the medication? Or is this just your own theory? ## It is my own theory. I am hoping that more people have experienced a similar sequence of events and a community can emerge.

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incivek

Male 56,I was on the treatment,and almost died at 9 weeks. ## I had the rash start slow,it became worse,and worse. I could not walk,my skin was peeling from my body.I am now scared for life. Don't know what life means anymore.To all be careful,when you start getting real sick they will tell to keep taking it,if T did that I would now be dead. I started taking this in march of 2012. ## Wow! I am so sorry, Joe. That had to be terrifying and I understand the way you feel. However, the good news is that life gets better. While terrifying events that endanger your life can cause confusion and depression, you have to give yourself time to deal with them and come to terms with everything. There is still plenty of meaning to life, but it is short, so you need to take time to figure out what...

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incevek usage

Why can you only take incevek once in a lifetime? ## Hi Sussie, I don't quite understand your question. Could you elaborate? Here's some information regarding Incivek that may be of help to you: ----INDICATIONS AND USAGE--------------------------- INCIVEK is a hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor indicated, in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in adult patients with compensated liver disease, including cirrhosis, who are treatment-naïve or who have been previously treated with interferon-based treatment, including prior null responders, partial responders, and relapsers. (1) • INCIVEK must not be used as monotherapy and must only be used in combination with peginterferon alfa and r...

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incivek triple therapy

has anyone had a cure result six post treatment. i find out in two weeks and i cannot find any site that the great cure results. should i expect another big fat sorry charlie, try again. ## Hello, If you're interested, here is a link to a thread where people in the community share their experiences with Incivek treatment. Discuss/Incivek-Treatment-222801.htm I hope you will be able to find some positive feedback! Everyone is different, so even if this treatment doesn't work out for others, that doesn't mean it won't work for you! I hope this helps. :)

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Incivek and liver transplant

Has anyone heard if you have had a liver transplant not to take this medicine? My brother had a liver transplant in Dec. 2011. They wanted to wait a year before treating the Hep C. He was doing great up until August of 2012 and then he started getting sick again. We are just waiting for him to be approved for the meds but I guess I really want to know is if anyone has heard of the drug not being approved for someone who has had a liver transplant. To all of you going through this pray you get through this and keep up your fight! ## Hi kelly, According to epocrates.com, those with an organ transplant should use caution before taking Incivek: online.epocrates.com/u/1036085/Incivek/Contraindications+Cautions However I haven't come across any interactions in my research that might expla...

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transplant and Incivek

Has anyone heard if you have had a liver transplant not to take this medicine? My brother had a liver transplant in Dec. 2011. They wanted to wait a year before treating the Hep C. He was doing great up until August of 2012 and then he started getting sick again. We are just waiting for him to be approved for the meds but I guess I really want to know is if anyone has heard of the drug not being approved for someone who has had a liver transplant. To all of you going through this pray you get through this and keep up your fight!

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Low platelets

Just started triple tx on nov 5, 2012. Two weeks test shows platelet count dropped from 149 to 109. Doc said we'll watch it . Is this normal? ## I started the triple therapy on 9/21/12 and my platelets were low even before I started (140). I am week 10 and my platelet count is 53. What almost stopped me (other the side effects) was my WBC which fell to 2. Here is my story, I have has HepC for 25 years and have been through two other treatments. First the Interferon, nothing. Then, in 2003, the Pegasys with Ribroviran. My viral load went undetectable after a month but came back making me a relapse patient. Now on the triple death therapy I am virus free after week 8 but I am not celebrating yet. When I started in September I had no side effects until week four. Then the hemmoroids ca...

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Milk And Incivek

Can you drink whole milk before you take incivek? ## Incivek has to be taken with fat, to improve absorption in the body, so it has the most beneficial effect, so yes, even taking it with the milk, rather than water would be a great idea. Learn more Incivek details here. Are there any other questions or comments?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Telaprevir
  • Tablet: 375mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Incivek: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 51167-100 Incivek 375 mg Oral Tablet by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Other drugs which contain Telaprevir or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Incivek Treatment
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incivek
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Incivek and liver transplant
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incivek and insurance
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incivek triple therapy
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Failed incivek treatment accelerated cirrhosis
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transplant and Incivek
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