Viekira Pak information for GPs

Since October 1 2016, GPs in New Zealand can prescribe Viekira Pak and Viekira Pak-RBV (with Ribavirin) to treat the hepatitis C virus. Viekira Pak is a DAA (Direct-Acting Antiviral) which has cure rates of 90+ per cent, fewer side effects and a shorter treatment duration compared to previous treatment. Viekira Pak is funded for people with hepatitis C genotype 1a or 1b of the virus.

 

Click here to view a helpful flowchart which explains how to prescribe the treatment.

Click here for a Viekira Pak pre-treatment checklist 

Referrals

All Fibroscan referrals should be made through your health pathway.

  • For referrals in Auckland & Northland please refer to local DHB using Auckland Region Health Pathways (Northern Regional Alliance is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For referrals in Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North and Whanganui please use the Map of Medicine referral pathway (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For referrals in the Midlands region please use BPAC e-referral – ‘Hepatitis C service – Community Service’ for Fibroscan and patient education service and view the pathway of care via the Map of Medicine (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For referrals in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa please use the 3 D Health Pathways (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For the South Island please refer to the local DHB using South Island Health Pathways (South Island Alliance is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).

To contact Hepatitis Foundation – Phone 0800 33 20 10

Accredited NZ pharmacies for delivery of Viekira Pak:

 

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