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Generic Name: boceprevir

It is used with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C
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What is this medicine?

BOCEPREVIR (boe SE pre vir) is an antiviral medicine. It is used with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • HIV or AIDS
  • immune system problems
  • infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes)
  • low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
  • man with a partner who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • organ transplant
  • other liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to boceprevir, ribavirin, interferons, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose and remember the same day, take it as soon as you remember. If the whole day has passed, ask your health care provider what to do. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with the following medication:

-
alfuzosin


-
carbamazepine


-
cisapride


-
drosperinone


-
ergot derivatives


-
lovastatin


-
midazolam


-
phenobarbital


-
phenytoin


-
pimozide


-
rifampin


-
sildenafil


-
simvastatin


-
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)


-
tadalafil


-
triazolam


This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

-
alprazolam


-
amiodarone


-
atorvastatin


-
bepridil


-
bosentan


-
budesonide


-
buprenorphine


-
clarithromycin


-
colchicine


-
cyclosporine


-
desipramine


-
dexamethasone


-
digoxin


-
efavirenz


-
ethinyl estradiol


-
felodipine


-
flecainide


-
fluticasone


-
itraconazole


-
ketoconazole


-
methadone


-
nicardipine


-
nifedipine


-
posaconazole


-
propafenone


-
quinidine


-
rifabutin


-
ritonavir


-
salmeterol


-
sirolimus


-
tacrolimus


-
trazodone


-
vardenafil


-
verapamil


-
voriconazole


-
warfarin

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