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Victrelis Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- What are the possible side effects of boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- What is the most important information I should know about boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- How should I take boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Victrelis)?
- What happens if I overdose (Victrelis)?
- What should I avoid while taking boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- What other drugs will affect boceprevir (Victrelis)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Victrelis)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 2 hours away. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Victrelis)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking boceprevir (Victrelis)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect boceprevir (Victrelis)?
Many drugs can interact with boceprevir. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with boceprevir, especially:
- an antibiotic;
- an antidepressant;
- an antifungal medication;
- 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;
- gout medication;
- heart or blood pressure medication;
- heart rhythm medication;
- HIV/AIDS medications;
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- narcotic medication;
- oral diabetes medication;
- a sedative (Valium, Xanax, BuSpar, and others);
- seizure medication; or
- stomach acid reducers (Prevacid, Zofran, and others).
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with boceprevir. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about boceprevir.
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 Victrelis Information
- Victrelis Drug Interactions Center: boceprevir oral
- Victrelis Side Effects Center
- Victrelis 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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