Medications Used in Hepatitis C Treatment

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D Telaprevir is dosed three times daily and must be taken on an empty stomach.

This answer is incorrect. Telaprevir is dosed every 8 hours (allowable range of every 7 to 9 hours), not simply three times daily (TID). It must also be taken with a light snack or meal that contains 20 grams of fat to optimize absorption. Telaprevir should not be dosed once daily.

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

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