Medications Used in Hepatitis C Treatment

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C Thrombocytopenia is the most common cytopenia attributable to the hepatitis C protease inhibitors.

This answer is incorrect. Thrombocytopenia is generally not a result of the protease inhibitors (PI) as much as peginterferon. Anemia occurs much more frequently than thrombocytopenia and remains one of the more significant adverse effects of PI-based triple therapy.

A The patient should receive ribavirin as a fixed dose of 800 mg per day in this regimen.
B Uncontrolled systemic lupus erythematosus is a contraindication to treatment with peginterferon.
D Telaprevir is dosed three times daily and must be taken on an empty stomach.

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