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Brand name: Viekira Pak-RBV TM

Active ingredients: ribavirin, paritaprevir + ritonavir + ombitasvir, dasabuvir

What it is used for

VIEKIRA PAK-RBV is indicated for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C infection, including patients with compensated cirrhosis. Duration of therapy and addition of ribavirin are dependent on patient population (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, PRECAUTIONS, CLINICAL TRIALS).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, film coated

beige-colored, oval-shaped, debossed with "AV2" on one side

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, film coated

pink-colored, oblong biconvex shaped, debossed with "AV1" on one side

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 3: Tablet, film coated

light-blue, oblong-shaped and debossed with "200" on one side and "3RP" on the other side

How to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredients: paritaprevir + ritonavir + ombitasvir

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of these medicines during pregnancy.

For the active ingredients: ribavirin

These medicines are not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss these medicines with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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