Dec 21, 2011
HI DOC, HOW MUCH IS THE COST FOR PEG INTERFERON ALPHA+ RIBAVIRIN TREATMENT FOR 48 WEEKS REGIMEN? HOW MUCH WOULD IT BE IF BOCEPREVIR/TELAPREVIR IS ADDED? PLEASE GIVE ME IT IN US DOLLARS. CAN U KINDLY TELL ME WHAT WOULD BE THE COST IF THE SAME IS DONE IN ASIA, LIKE A COUNTRY IN INDIA, WHERE SOME GENERICS MAKE THOSE DRUGS (SHANTA BIOTECHNIQUES , ZYDUS ETC). AND WHAT AB THE SUCCESS RATES FOR DIFFERENT GENOTYPES? PLEASE HELP ME WITH INFORMATION. KIND REGARDS.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I can only give approximate costs in the US...Triple therapy costs around $60,000 as a rough estimate.
The success rates are great with triple therapy - in the 75% range....They are even higher among patients treated with telaprevir who get a rapid viral suppression at four weeks of treatment (eg, about 85 to 90%)
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