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Title: Fototoxiciteit na de inname van simeprevir voor de behandeling van hepatitis C
Author(s): DESMIDT F, THOEN H, GEERTS A, HOORENS I, VAN VLIERBERGHE H, VERHELST X
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 72 Issue: 21 Date: 2016
Phototoxicity after taking simeprevir for the treatment of hepatitis C
The medical history of a 63-year-old woman with severe phototoxicity in the treatment of hepatitis C with simeprevir and sofosbuvir is reported. Phototoxicity is a known adverse drug reaction of simeprevir. Hence, wearing sufficient sun protection and avoiding excessive sun exposure are recommended during this treatment. Furthermore, it is advised to avoid artificial sources of UV radiation.