Incivek (Telaprevir) is a prescription medication used with the medicines
peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic hepatitis C genotype
1 infection in adults.
Incivek is co-developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson
and has been linked to fatal skin reactions.
“Fatal cases of serious skin reactions have been reported in patients
with progressive rash and systemic symptoms who continued to receive Incivek
combination treatment after a serious skin reaction was identified.”
said Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Incivek can cause serious adverse effects, including, but not limited to:
Serious Skin Rash and Serious Skin Reactions – Causing hospitalization and even death. Symptoms may include:
Rash, Blisters or skin lesions, Mouth sores or ulcers, Red or inflamed
eyes, Swelling of the face, Fever.
Birth Defects or Death of an Unborn Baby – Do not take this medication if you are or are planning on becoming pregnant.
Anemia (low red blood cell count) – Causing dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness or weakness.
On December 19, 2012, Vertex announced it would add a “Black Box”
warning (the strongest warning the FDA requires and is used when a drug
has a significant risk of serious or life threatening effects) of possible
side effects on the US labels of Telaprevir, following reports of fatal
skin reactions in patients who continued to receive Incivek combination
therapy after a serious skin reaction was identified. Two people have
died from skin reactions caused by Incivek combination treatment –
112 people have developed serious skin reactions of two different types.
Our Telaprevir Attorneys represent victims across the country, we have
the experience necessary to stand toe-to-toe with big pharmaceutical companies,
our firm has the resources to successfully litigate a Telaprevir lawsuit,
if you have experienced Telaprevir side effects, our attorneys can help.
Call The Maher Law Firm today at 1-407-839-0866