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Incivek (Telaprevir) Will No Longer be Available for Hepatitis C Patients

August 15, 2014

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Approved by the FDA as a medication for use in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic Hepatitis C genotype 1 – Incivek will no longer be sold since better medications have become available.

Vertex to stop selling hepatitis C drug Incivek

In a move that shows how fast things can change in the biotechnology industry, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has told doctors it will discontinue sales of Incivek, the hepatitis C treatment that was the first drug developed by the Boston company.

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  • robin9

    Although they are stopping treatment with incivek my daughter and I are both HCV free after stopping treatment after the 6 month waiting period. The treatment was hard but we were both good responders and it was worth the side affects to be cured. I hope the newer drugs are easier to tolerate. Robin

  • Nsaucier

    I was on incivek which cured me of hep c. Can anyone tell me what lasting side effects could be from that medicine?

  • MHCVa

    I am almost through with a course of tx with Sovaldi & Olysio. (1 week to go!) Because of weak kidneys, I can’t take Interferon. Thus far, my only side effects have been itchy skin, sun sensitivity and sleep disruption. I am working full time; even overtime!
    As of today, I am HCV free and the doc thinks I’ll probably stay that way!