OverviewSIMEPREVIR is a Schedule H drug.
Simeprevir is an antiviral medicine that prevents certain viruses from multiplying in your body. Simeprevir is used in combination with other medications to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults.Simeprevir treats specific genotypes of hepatitis C, and only in certain people. Use only the medications prescribed for you. Simeprevir must be given in combination with other antiviral medications and it should not be used alone.Simeprevir is sometimes used in people who also have HIV. This medicine is not a treatment for HIV or AIDS.
UsageSIMEPREVIR is generally used to treat: Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus
SIMEPREVIR can address symptoms like: Fever, Fatigue (tiredness), Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Body Discoloration, Joint Pain, Body Pain, Weakness (generalized), Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomit, Right Side Upper Abdomen Pain
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
How Do I Take It?SIMEPREVIR is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Sunlight can cause a severe rash or skin reaction while you are using simeprevir combination treatment.
- Use sunscreen and wear a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing when you are outdoors.
- You should not use simeprevir if you are allergic to it.
- If you take simeprevir with other antiviral medicines: Simeprevir is sometimes used in combination with ribavirin.
- Ribavirin can cause birth defects or death in an unborn baby.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label.
- Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Do not crush, chew, break, or open a simeprevir capsule. Swallow it whole.
- You will need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.
- If you have ever had hepatitis B, simeprevir can cause this condition to come back or get worse.
- You should not stop using simeprevir suddenly. Stopping suddenly could make your condition harder to treat with hepatitis C antiviral medicine.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Avoid taking an herbal supplement containing St. John’s wort at the same time you are taking simeprevir.
Common Side-EffectsSIMEPREVIR : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Dry Skin, Nausea, Head Headache, Skin Irritation, Labored Breathing, Eyes Sensitive To Light
Serious Side-EffectsSIMEPREVIR : Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Cramp, Acute Liver Failure, Body Loss Of Movement, Difficulty Breathing
Technical ClassificationSIMEPREVIR is categorized as: PROTEASE INHIBITORS / ANTIVIRAL AGENTS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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