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Victrelis™ (boceprevir) and Hepatitis C

What is Victrelis™ (boceprevir)?

On May 13, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the prescription medication Victrelis™ (boceprevir) for use in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic Hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in those who have not been treated before or who have failed previous Hepatitis C treatment. The active ingredient in this 200 mg capsule is boceprevir.

Victrelis™ is a Hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor to be used in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. Victrelis™ is a direct acting antiviral drug against the Hepatitis C virus. It is indicated for adult patients with Hepatitis C, who have not been treated or who have failed previous interferon and ribavirin therapy.

 

 

 

Merck "Highlights of Prescribing Information - Victrelis" http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/v/victrelis/victrelis_pi.pdf. Retrieved May 18, 2011.

Merck "Medication Guide - Victrelis™" http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/v/victrelis/victrelis_mg.pdf. Retrieved May 18, 2011.

Merck "Patient Assistance Programs" http://www.merck.com/responsibility/pap-information.html. Retrieved May 23, 2011.

Neutropenia Support Association, Inc. "What is Neutropenia?" http://www.neutropenia.ca/. Retrieved May 19, 2011.

Victrelis http://victrelis.com/boceprevir/victrelis/consumer/index.jsp. Retrieved May 23, 2011.

 

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