i was also acheived SVR by using victrelis. I had very sever anemia, neutropenia and Thrombocytopenia from the 3 drug combo. It was well worth the pain.
Check your personal messages. Couldn't answer your question specifically about Vic, just some general Express Scripts experience.
Does anyone know what the cost for victrelis is through Tricare Express Scripts? I've tried to get it on line and hate to call them.
It will be 28 yrs tomorrow since I got Hep C, my Doctor has not started me on treatments yet. What was the reason you got started on treatment?
Is there anything I should be watching for? My Doctor is not very helpful.
He tells me my blood tests are normal, but I have no clue what is normal and what is not. I have not been able to find a web site to explain what is normal for me and what is high or low.
I'm terrified to take pills for a lot of different reasons, but it sounds like the meds were good.
I am on Victrelis, week 23 (on tues), out of 28 weeks. I was Und at week 4, which was just the "lead in" drugs, Interferon, and Ribaviran.
At week4, they then add the Victrelis, and I got a few more side effects then.
A bit of nausea, some anxiety, and then hemolytic anemia, which I controlled with a 'rescue" drug, called Procrit.
I felt weird, from week 5 to week 12, and then I got used to the meds, and my stomach felt fine, and my teariness and anxiety also dissappeared.
I feel pretty good now, with only 5 weeks to go~
I did Vic and am cured! SVR as of June 2012!
I did Vic and was UND week 4, 12, finished tx April 4th.
I have had minimal sides for most of treatment the last few weeks haven't been easy but they could still be worse. I'm on Vic and I should get to stop at 28 weeks in. I was undetected at 5 weeks my test was a week late lol and 12 weeks so its worked for me. Frijole a member here has a chart on the page where you cansee peoples progress and drugs etc very awesome. If you need advise or help private message me I can give you some of my personal experience.
sorry about that, victrelis is the large (Merck) company and I think incevek is made by Vertex. I'm afraid I am in that brain fog stage of treatment, so thanks for correcting me.
Hi - I chose Vic because I have ulcerative colitis. I was willing to go longer to avoid additional plumbing problems reported with incivek. I am finishing wk 10 and Sx have been tolerable. UND at wk 8 so I am on my way to 26 wks.
I am now cured thanks to Vic, there are many of us here either on it or now finished.
Vic is made by Merck, a very large drug company.
I was changed to victrelis because I couldn't tolerate the incevek due to a severe rash. I don't think the side effects are to bad and the the cure rate is basically the same per my Gastro doctor. I think Victrellis is just made by a smaller drug company so the cost maybe somewhat less. The only disadvantage is you stay on victrelis longer than incevek. I also like the victrelis because I don't have to eat all the fat grams like you do with incevek. There are side effects as there is with any drug. My advice is to go the the victrelis web site and read about the side effects, just remember that it doesn't mean that you will have all of them. Good luck, and keep us posted on how you are doing. Hopefully we can all give some good advice to help you through this. I am on week 7 of victrelis and I am doing ok.