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Daily dosage bottles chosen for Merck's Victrelis


Merck's Victrelis daily-dose bottle

Merck's Victrelis daily-dose bottle

This news comes via Packaging Digest's sister publication Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News ... In May 2011, FDA approved Merck's new treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC), Victrelis (boceprevir). Victrelis is packaged in daily dosage bottles, with each bottle containing 12 capsules. "For Victrelis, as the medicine will be prescribed as a one-month supply, packaging in daily dosage bottles helps to keep track of product usage," explained Mark Egan, project leader, Merck Manufacturing, to PMP News. "The dose of Victrelis is 800 mg (four 200-mg capsules) three times daily (every 7-9 hours) with food [a meal or light snack]."



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