For genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C (hep C), taken with or without ribavirin
*Cure means the hep C virus is not detectable in the blood 3 months after treatment ends. Individual results may vary.
Actual VIEKIRA Patient
VIEKIRA XR is given on a once-daily dosing schedule.
Take once daily for 12 or 24 weeks
Your doctor will determine the length of treatment necessary depending on the subtype of hep C you have and whether cirrhosis is present.
VIEKIRA must be taken with a meal at the same time every day. Swallow tablets whole. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets. Do not drink alcohol within 4 hours of taking VIEKIRA.
Do not miss or skip doses of VIEKIRA or change your dose without first talking with your doctor.
Your doctor may also add ribavirin twice daily to your VIEKIRA regimen. Ribavirin is a prescription medicine that is primarily used to treat chronic hep C and should always be used as directed by your doctor.
What important information do I need to know about VIEKIRA?
Actual VIEKIRA Patient
What are the most common side effects of VIEKIRA?
For VIEKIRA used with ribavirin, side effects include tiredness, nausea, itching, skin reactions such as redness or rash, sleep problems, and feeling weak.
For VIEKIRA used without ribavirin, side effects include nausea, itching, and sleep problems.
These are not all of the possible side effects of VIEKIRA. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
*A proCeed Nurse Connector does not offer medical or treatment advice or replace a conversation with a medical professional.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
When taking VIEKIRA XR in combination with ribavirin, you should read the Medication Guide that comes with ribavirin, especially the important pregnancy information.
What is the most important information I should know about VIEKIRA XR?
Do not take VIEKIRA XR if you:
What should I tell my doctor before taking VIEKIRA XR?
What are the common side effects of VIEKIRA XR?
These are not all of the possible side effects of VIEKIRA XR. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
This is the most important information to know about VIEKIRA XR. For more information, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider.
VIEKIRA XR™ (dasabuvir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir) extended-release tablets is a prescription medicine used with or without ribavirin to treat adults with genotype 1 chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C (hep C) virus infection.
VIEKIRA XR can be used in people who have compensated cirrhosis.
VIEKIRA XR is not for people with advanced cirrhosis (decompensated). If you have cirrhosis, talk to your doctor before taking VIEKIRA XR.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you cannot afford your medication, contact www.pparx.org for assistance.
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