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VICTRELIS

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with VICTRELIS include the following:
 
  • VICTRELIS comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth three times a day, seven to nine hours apart.
     
  • VICTRELIS should only be used in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin.
     
  • Take this medicine with a meal or a snack.
     
  • Make sure to take this medication at the same times each day to keep an even level of it in your bloodstream.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking VICTRELIS unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus becoming resistant to the medication, making it less effective.
     

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dosage of VICTRELIS. However, the length of treatment will depend on a variety of factors, including:
 
  • Whether you have liver cirrhosis
  • Whether you have been previously treated for hepatitis C
  • How you respond to treatment.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click VICTRELIS Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of VICTRELIS

Just like any medicine, VICTRELIS can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of VICTRELIS include but are not limited to:
 
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Altered taste.
     
(Click VICTRELIS Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

VICTRELIS Drug Information

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