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Viekira Pak™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets)

What is Viekira Pak™?

viekira-pakOn 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

Advances in Medications to Treat Hepatitis C. http://hepc.liverfoundation.org/treatment/the-basics-about-hepatitis-c-treatment/advances-in-medications/, American Liver Foundation. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

Benefits Verification. https://www.viekira.com/benefits-verification, Viekira.com. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

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.

proCeed Support Program. https://www.viekira.com/proceed-support, Viekira.com. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

Viekira Pak (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets). https://www.viekira.com/, Viekira.com. Retrieved May 7, 2015.