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INCIVEK Uses

How Does It Work?

INCIVEK belongs to a group of medications called protease inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the activity of enzymes called proteases. Protease enzymes are used by the hepatitis C virus to clip long protein strands into shorter, usable strands. The virus then uses these shorter strands to replicate itself (reproduce). By blocking the protease enzyme, INCIVEK prevents the hepatitis C virus from reproducing.
 

Is It Safe for Children?

INCIVEK has not been approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in individuals younger than 18 years of age.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

INCIVEK has not been adequately studied in older adults to determine if they respond differently than younger age groups. In general, this medication should be used with caution in older adults, as they are more likely to be taking other medications and to have other medical problems that may complicate INCIVEK treatment.
 

Off-Label Uses for INCIVEK

On occasion, healthcare providers may prescribe medications for something other than the approved uses. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time there are no universally accepted off-label uses for INCIVEK.
 

INCIVEK Drug Information

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