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General Information on Boceprevir

Generic Name : Boceprevir

Latest prescription information about Boceprevir. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antivirals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Boceprevir

International- Victrelis.

Why is Boceprevir Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a protease inhibitor, prescribed for chronic hepatitis C. It decreases the amount of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the body.

When should Boceprevir not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women, co-administration with drugs highly dependent on CYP3A4/5, Adrenoreceptor antagonist, Anticonvulsants, Ergot derivatives, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, PDE5 enzyme Inhibitor, Sedative/Hypnotics, St. John's Wort, rifampin, cisapride, and in people with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Boceprevir?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 800 mg (four 200-mg capsules) three times daily (every 7-9 hours) with food.

How should Boceprevir be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Boceprevir?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of HIV/AIDS, liver or kidney impairment, Hepatitis B, cirrhosis, organ transplantation, anemia, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Boceprevir?

   Most Common : Fatigue, anemia, nausea/vomiting, headache, and sensory loss.
   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells and anemia.
   Gastrointestinal : Taste disorders, diarrhea and dry mouth.
   General : Fatigue, chills and weakness.
   Metabolic : Decreased appetite.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, sleeplessness and irritability.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
   Skin : Hair loss, dry skin, rash, angioedema, and urticaria.

What are the other precautions for Boceprevir?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Boceprevir?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C). Do not freeze it.

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