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Author Topic: Black Box warning for Incivek  (Read 8645 times)

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Offline frankfromatlanta

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Black Box warning for Incivek
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:47:34 pm »
Anyone considering treatment right now needs to be aware of this...

FDA Gives Hep C Drug Incivek 'Black Box' Warning for Causing Fatal Skin Reactions

If you are taking the drug or considering it definitely be on the watch for the skin reactions. Article says bad reaction happens in less than 1 percent but it does happen and deaths are probably only a handful out of thousands but be careful!

Offline jberlin

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Re: Black Box warning for Incivek
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 11:09:45 am »
Also note that Incivek triple therapy offers the highest percentage cure rate...  Yes, there are side-effects and yes they can be dangerous and yes you must carefully monitor treatment (and I suggest have a treatment buddy, it is that tough!) but until the next round of drugs are cleared in 2014 or 2015 - it is the best treatment available!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 02:19:45 am by jberlin »


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