Technivie

(ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir)

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Treats hepatitis C genotype 4.

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Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) is effective in treating genotype 4 hepatitis C infection, but isn't a preferred choice because of its drug interactions.

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Quick facts about Technivie
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) showed very high cure rates for patients with genotype 4 hepatitis C when taken together with ribavirin.
  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) by itself is only two pills taken at the same time every day.
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Downsides

  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) can only be used for genotype 4 hepatitis C infection, and other therapies are more preferred than Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir).
  • It can’t be used if you have moderate to severe liver disease (decompensated cirrhosis).
  • It must be taken with ribavirin, which means additional pills. Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) is not a good choice for people with kidney disease.
  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) interacts with many medications.
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How it works

Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) is a combination of 3 medications that work together to fight hepatitis C. Ombitasvir stops the virus from copying itself, paritaprevir blocks the viral proteins needed for hepatitis C to duplicate, and ritonavir stops your body from breaking down ombitasvir and paritaprevir.

Quick facts about Technivie
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) for Hepatitis C

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  • Weakness
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Side effect rates for Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir)

From 91 clinical trials of Technivie when taken for hepatitis c
  • Weakness
    28%28%
  • Fatigue
    15%15%
  • Nausea
    14%14%
  • Insomnia
    13%13%
  • Itching
    7%7%
  • Skin reactions
    7%7%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Technivie.

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People taking Technivie felt side effect more

People taking Technivie felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of hepatitis B infection

    Before you can start taking Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir), your doctor will test you for hepatitis B. If you've ever had hepatitis B, taking Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) for hepatitis C can cause hepatitis B to start up again, which can be very dangerous if it's not caught in time. Tell your doctor if you've ever been treated for hepatitis B.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir)

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Interactions
  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) interacts with a lot of other medicines, which can prevent Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) from working as well and may cause the infection to come back. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of the medications and vitamins or supplements you’re taking. Don’t start anything new without checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.
  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) interacts with a lot of medications. Let your doctor or pharmacist know before you start taking any new medications or vitamins/supplements.
  • Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) interacts with many medications.
Kidneys and liver
  • Tell your doctor if you've ever been treated for hepatitis B, because taking Technivie (ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir) for hepatitis C can cause hepatitis B to start up again, which can be very dangerous if it's not caught in time.
  • It can’t be used if you have moderate to severe liver disease (decompensated cirrhosis).