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Incivek Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is telaprevir (Incivek)?
- What are the possible side effects of telaprevir (Incivek)?
- What is the most important information I should know about telaprevir (Incivek)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking telaprevir (Incivek)?
- How should I take telaprevir (Incivek)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Incivek)?
- What happens if I overdose (Incivek)?
- What should I avoid while taking telaprevir (Incivek)?
- What other drugs will affect telaprevir (Incivek)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Incivek)?
If you are less than 4 hours late in taking your medicine, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Incivek)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking telaprevir (Incivek)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect telaprevir (Incivek)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- an antibiotic or an antifungal medication;
- an antidepressant;
- anti-malaria drugs;
- anti-psychotic medication;
- asthma or allergy medication (including inhaled steroids);
- birth control or hormone replacement therapy that contains estrogen or progesterone;
- a blood thinner or medicine to prevent blood clots;
- cancer medicine;
- cholesterol-lowering drugs;
- cold or allergy medicine that contains an antihistamine;
- erectile dysfunction medicines (Viagra, Levitra, Cialis);
- gout medication;
- heart or blood pressure medication, heart rhythm medication;
- HIV/AIDS medications;
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- heart rhythm medication;
- narcotic medication;
- oral diabetes medication;
- a sedative (Valium, Xanax, BuSpar, and others) or sleep medicine (Ambien);
- seizure medication; or
- steroids (dexamethasone, prednisone, and others).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with telaprevir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about telaprevir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Incivek Information
- Incivek Drug Interactions Center: telaprevir oral
- Incivek Side Effects Center
- Incivek FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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