Viekira Pak™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets)
When is Viekira Pak™ contraindicated?
You should not take Viekira Pak™ if you have severe hepatic impairment (due to risk of potential toxicity).
Generally, Viekira Pak™ should not be taken with medicines that are:
- highly dependent on CYP3A clearance.
- strong inducers of CYP3A and CYP2C8.
- strong inhibitors of CYP2C8.
The following chart provides information regarding drugs that are contraindicated with Viekira Pak™ (the table is not all-inclusive). (For more information regarding the effect of co-administration of these medications with Viekira Pak™ please visit www.RXAbbVie.com.)
|Drug Class||Specific Drugs Within Class Contraindicated with Harvoni®|
|Alpha1-Adrenoreceptor Antagonists||Alfuzosin HCL|
|Ethinyl Estradiol-Containing Products||Such as combined oral contraceptives|
|Herbal Products||St. Johns’ wort (Hypericum perforatum)|
|HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors||Lovastatin
|Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors||Efavirenz|
|Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) Inhibitors||Sildenafil when dosed as Revatio for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)|
Orally administered midazolam
For those that have a known hypersensitivity to ritonavir, Viekira Pak™ is contraindicated.
Last Updated: May 2015
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Highlights of Prescribing Information - Viekira Pak. http://www.rxabbvie.com/pdf/viekirapak_pi.pdf, AbbVie, Inc. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
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