What is Telaprevir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Incivek


Telaprevir is a protease inhibitor used to treat type 1 hepatitis C. It is usually given as part of treatment regimen that includes peginterferon alfa and ribavirin.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Telaprevir

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Itching 1

Why patients stopped taking Telaprevir

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Telaprevir


Stopped taking Telaprevir

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Telaprevir and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Telaprevir.