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Incivek™ (telaprevir) and Hepatitis C

Can those co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C begin Incivek™ combination therapy?

UPDATE: As of August 2014 Vertex announced it will discontinue selling Incivek.

There has been nothing established regarding the safety and efficacy of either Incivek™ alone or in combination therapy for the treatment of Hepatitis C genotype 1 patients co-infected with HIV.

Last Updated: July 2014

Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Highlights of Prescribing Information - Incivek™" http://pi.vrtx.com/files/uspi_telaprevir.pdf. Retrieved May 23, 2011.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Medication Guide - Incivek™" http://pi.vrtx.com/files/usmedguide_telaprevir.pdf. Retrieved May 23, 2011.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals "For Patients - Helping People Get Incivek™ (telaprevir) tablets" http://www.vrtx.com/patients.html. Retrieved May 23, 2011.