User Reviews for Telaprevir
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Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “My insurance covered almost all of it. The medication works. Hep C undetectable after just 23 days, again at 12 weeks. So far so good. Extreme itching with Incivek withdrawal for 3 days. Scratched my skin until it bled. Ice cold water helped and nothing else. After 3 days, itching was gone. Mentally the Incivek had my brain in a fog for the entire 12 weeks. Had two car wrecks back to back and had to stop driving. Overall I would still highly recommend this medicine due to its effectiveness. What is 12 weeks in comparison to the rest of my life? I am Hep C free.”
Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “I stopped taking Incivek 3 days ago and I am itching, itching, itching. My eyelids, hands, feet, legs, every area on my body itches. I took a Benadryl and the itching went away and came back. Am I having withdrawals from Incivek? No complaints though, just wondering because this medicine is a miracle. I am now Hep C free. Just hoping the itching would stop soon.”
Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “It was my third treatment for Hep C and I started treatment January 2012 and ended December 2012. Incivek was invented in 2011 and was one of three medications (first two treatments was Ribavirin and Pegasys only) I was on and after 4 weeks of starting treatment, I was undetectable from the disease. I did have problems with my hemoglobin and had to get two blood transfusions and a Procrit shot weekly (which cost me the majority of my out of pocket payment). I have had 2 blood tests since finishing treatment and the first was undetectable and waiting for 2nd test. My doctor said if this blood test comes up undetectable, I am cured!! THANK GOD FOR THE INVENTION OF INCIVEK.”
For Hepatitis C: “Genotype: 1b Viral load: 7.1million Age:28, male. Weight:76kg After just 23 days, hcv rna is undetected Today is 31. Day of my treatment and still no side effects... %u0130 used probiotics and artichoke extract, fish oil as supplements ALT and AST values are decreased to 23 and 18 everything is fine right now I hope it will continue this way. 08:00. 2 x 375mg telaprevir , 3 x 200mg ribavirin , probiotics, fish oil , artichoke extract 16:00. 2 x 375mg telaprevir 20:00. 3 x 200mg ribavirin 24:00 2 x 375mg telaprevir %u0130 take telaprevir with a olive oiled bread to maximize efficiency.”
Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “The doctor took me off of the Incivek after 7 weeks. My hemoglobins were at 14.4 when the therapy started and went down to 5.9! I had two blood transfusions, which after the second transfusion brought me up to the high 9's low 10's and they seemed to hold their own after discontinuing the Incivek. Guess the 7 weeks was long enough though. Every check so far I have been virus free. Am still to do my 6 month check but so far so good and I am very confident that the virus is gone. After taking me off the Inciveck and adjusting the other meds I ended up having to do therapy for 48 weeks instead of the original 24 weeks.”
Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “Test positive Hep-C, genotype 1b in 1996, 41 years old. Three treatments of ribavirin and interferon, viro-load went down and returned. Forth treatment added incivek to the list. No viro-load at 30 days or at 48 weeks. Started feeling faint and pain in chest. Doctor said heart murmur, check past records and talked to doctors. No murmurs in history. At post 6 months viro-load 10,000. At post 4 years viro-load 65,900, I guess thats better than the millions it once was. Doctors say murmur is a lot worse. Waiting for ECHO results. 61 years old.”
For Hepatitis C: “I am now a three time partial responder, my experiance with telaprevir started real well. I had a 6 week interferon lead in and was undetectable after 10 weeks at week 12. I suddenly broke out in the most awful rash with itchy red raised blotches EVERYWHERE so that ended that and was switched to boceplivir. ”
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For Hepatitis C: “Powerful stuff, was non detected within 4 weeks and stayed that way. The fat consumption burden and mostly the rectal side effects and rash was no picnic. Glad it has been replaced, but mostly glad it worked. Insurance covered the cost but copayment was high for interferon. PAN grant helped.”
Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “Very very instrumental in helping to remove my Hepatitis C....which it did, along with Pegysys and Rivavirin. I'm virus free as of this date.. maintaining to keep it away.”
Incivek (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C: “8 week post treatment, Hep C virus free after 3 weeks on medication. Total of 4 months Hep C free. I am just very grateful to all the work that brought this medication to folks like me.”
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