Sofosbuvir: an all-around drug in hepatitis C treatment new era – The first phase

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Title Sofosbuvir: an all-around drug in hepatitis C treatment new era – The first phase
Creator Ciancio, Alessia
Chronic hepatitis C virus; Sofosbuvir; Protease inhibitor
Description Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a slowly progressive disease affecting more than 185 million people worldwide. For many years, the combination of pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) plus ribavirin (RBV) has been the backbone of treatment for patients infected with HCV. More than two years ago, the first generation direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) – the protease inhibitors boceprevir and telaprevir – were approved for treatment of genotype 1 patients, doubling the cure rate. The new DAAs that have been developed, are effective for multiple genotypes, improve rates of sustained viral response with fewer side effects, simplify dosing and drug-drug interactions, and in some patients, offer the promise of interferon-free and/or ribavirin-free therapy. These new agents include the recently approved second generation protease inhibitor, the HCV NS5B polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir and the NS3/4A protease inhibitor simeprevir as well as several other agents that are currently in later phases of development. With sofosbuvir-based regimens, successful interferon-free treatment is now available across all genotypes. In fact sofosbuvir is very effective in combination with Peg-interferon and ribavirine or with ribavirine alone or with other direct anti-viral agents. The following assessment evaluates the evidence on the clinical effectiveness and harms of sofosbuvir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.
Publisher SEEd
Date 2015-04-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format text/html
Source Reviews in Health Care; Vol 6, No 2 (2015); 41-52
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Seed

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