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new hep c treatment
Aug 2, 2011

is telaprevir working in patients with resistent strains of hep c . already tried interferon and ribovirin for one month . Dr said it was not working

Response from Dr. McGovern

Telaprevir is a new HCV protease inhibitor. It is a very potent drug that is effective against genotype 1 infection.

If you are not responding well to pegylated interferon and ribavirin, you may respond to triple therapy with the addition of telaprevir.

The chance of responding to triple therapy will depend on what kind of response you are getting now with dual therapy. If you are having a partial response, your chances are about 60 percent. If you are having no response at all, your chance is still about 30 percent.

I would talk to your doctor about what category you fit into. I would also ask about the side effects of telaprevir, which can include rash and anemia.



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