Viekira Pak™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets)
What is Viekira Pak™?
On December 19, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an interferon-free prescription medication, Viekira Pak™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir and dasabuvir tablets), co-packaged tablets to be taken with or without ribavirin. Viekira Pak™ is indicated for the treatment of patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C infection including those with compensated cirrhosis. It is also approved for HCV/HIV co-infection and for people who have had a liver transplant. It is not for those with advanced cirrhosis (decompensated).
Viekira Pak™ includes:
- 12.5 mg ombitasvir, a hepatitis C virus NS5A inhibitor,
- 75 mg paritaprevir, a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor,
- 50 mg ritonavir, a CYP3A inhibitor, and
- 250 mg dasabuvir, a hepatitis C virus non-nucleoside NS5B palm polymerase inhibitor.
Patients take two of the ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir combination tablets daily in the morning with a meal. The additional dasabuvir tablet is taken twice daily – once in the morning and once in the evening with a meal.
Last Updated: May 2015
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FDA Approves Viekira Pak to Treat Hepatitis C. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm427530.htm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
Highlights of Prescribing Information - Viekira Pak. http://www.rxabbvie.com/pdf/viekirapak_pi.pdf, AbbVie, Inc. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
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