What is Viekira Pak and what are the side effects?

What is Viekira Pak and what are the side effects?

VIEKIRA PAK is ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir fixed dose combination tablets copackaged with dasabuvir tablets.

When to use Viekira Pak for hepatitis C?

Chronic Hepatitis C. Use in liver transplant recipients: With normal hepatic function and mild fibrosis (Metavir fibrosis score ≤2), the recommended duration of Viekira Pak or Viekira XR with ribavirin is 24 weeks, irrespective of HCV genotype 1 subtype *Viekira Pak or Viekira XR administered with ribavirin for 12 weeks may be considered…

How many tablets are there for Viekira XR?

Viekira: 2 tablets (ombitasvir 25 mg, paritaprevir 150 mg, and ritonavir 100 mg) PO qDay, PLUS dasabuvir 250 PO BID with a meal Viekira XR: 3 tablets (~ombitasvir 25 mg, paritaprevir 150 mg, ~ritonavir 100 mg, dasabuvir 600 mg) PO qDay with a meal

When do you need to adjust Viekira Pak dosage?

Hepatic Impairment. No dosage adjustment of VIEKIRA PAK is required in patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child- Pugh A). VIEKIRA PAK is contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe (Child-Pugh B and C) hepatic impairment [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY ].

When to use Viekira Pak or ribavirin in combination?

Use with ribavirin, regimen by genotype, duration Used in combination with ribavirin in certain patient populations When administered with Viekira Pak or Viekira XR, ribavirin dose is based on weight: 1000 mg for patients ≤75 kg and 1200 mg/day for those >75 kg, divide daily dose BID and administered with food

How often can you take Viekira pink tablets?

Take 2 pink tablets plus 1 beige tablet at the same time every morning. Take 1 beige tablet at the same time every evening. The monthly Viekira XR or Viekira Pak carton contains enough tablets for you to take this medicine for 4 weeks (28 days in a row).

What are the different types of Viekira tablets?

Viekira XR is an extended-release form of this combination medicine to be taken once daily. Viekira XR is supplied as 3 pale yellow tablets that are taken all at once with a daily meal. The Viekira Pak contains two different types of tablets. The pink tablet contains only ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir.