Clinical Pearl

Direct acting antivirals (telaprevir, boceprevir) are associated with more side effects than the old standard of therapy for HCV with PegInterferon and Ribavirin.  The new, triple regimens are associated with drug discontinuation in 8% of cases, from adverse events such as: fatigue, pruritus, nausea, headache, anemia, rash, influenza-like illness, insomnia, pyrexia and diarrhea.

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