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What is Zepatier?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Zepatier is a combination of 2 drugs in a single pill. These are elbasvir and grazoprevir. Zepatier is one of the recommended regimens for people with virus genotype 1 or 4 who have not yet been treated for hepatitis C.

It is not known if Zepatier is safe and effective for people who have had a liver transplant.

It is not known if Zepatier is safe and effective for people with both hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections.

If you are have impaired liver function, you should not take Zepatier. 

Zepatier may not be a good option for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women. It is recommended that pregnancy be delayed until treatment with Zepatier is completed.

If you are breastfeeding, Zepatier may not be a good option for you. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk.

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