HOW DO HCV NS3/4A PROTEASE INHIBITORS WORK?
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitors are a class of drugs used against HCV. HCV is a small, encircled RNA virus. The RNA, responsible for viral replication, is surrounded by fatty layers and several proteins. It is responsible for creating several proteins that help the virus to replicate. Some of the proteins associated with viral replication include:
To destroy HCV, it is essential to inhibit these proteins to prevent viral replication. HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitors target an enzyme called HCV NS3/4A protease, which is responsible for forming NS3, NS4A, NS4B, NS5A, and NS5B.
HOW ARE HCV NS3/4A PROTEASE INHIBITORS USED?
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF HCV NS3/4A PROTEASE INHIBITORS?
The side effects of HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitors include:
- Liver failure
- Abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pain
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.
WHAT ARE NAMES OF HCV NS3/4A PROTEASE INHIBITORS?
Generic and brand names of HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor drugs include: