After 2 weeks, they called and told me to stop. Will this affect future treatment?
The answer to your question is probably best answered by #1. The Incivek people. They have a 24/7 hotline designed to help answer questions and provide support. I've used them a couple of times and they have been very friendly and helpful. And #2 (which some may get upset about) If there is an issue, then my next visit would be with my attorney. For as dangerous as this stuff is, given it has only been on the open market for less than a year, and with full knowledge of how severe the side effects can be, any Doctor who doesn't prescribe Invicek correctly, is either completely incompetent, doesn't care, or is to damn arrogant to take the time to get educated on the drugs that they prescribe. Just like in many professions it only takes one or two idiots to give the entire program a bad rep and create an unnecessary fear in the peopel who it is intended to help, US! Personally, I'd tell the offending Doc to hit the road and seek out someone who specializes in treating HVC.
Did they prescribe Incivek instead of another drug? If so, do some research on your own and compare Incivek with the other drug and see. Sometimes there are several drugs that do the same thing, but peoples bodies respond differently or even the same family of drugs, one will interact with other medicines while another one won't. It has to do with the chemical make-up of the drugs.
- Incivek Information for Consumers
- Incivek Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Incivek (detailed)
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