What should I remember when taking VIEKIRA PAK or VIEKIRA PAK-RBV?1,2

Always take your medicine with food
Always take your medicine with food
This helps the medicine work effectively. It’s up to you whether you eat a snack or a full meal, and what kind of food to eat.
Swallow your medicine whole
Swallow your medicine whole
Do not chew, crush or break the tablets. It’s best to take them with a glass of water.
Keep taking your medicine
Keep taking your medicine
It’s important to keep taking your medicine at the same times each day unless your Hep C doctor tells you to stop.
Taking your medicine morning and evening will give you the best chance of clearing your body of the Hep C virus.

Important things you must also do:

Before starting treatment
Before starting treatment
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other medicines, including recreational drugs and any remedies that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health-food store.
Appointments
Appointments
Keep all of your doctor’s appointments so that progress can be checked.
Pregnant?
Pregnant?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you become pregnant.
Starting new medicines?
Starting new medicines?
Remind your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking VIEKIRA PAK or VIEKIRA PAK-RBV.