Twelve weeks of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/r and dasabuvir without ribavirin is effective and safe in the treatment of patients with HCV genotype 1b infection and compensated cirrhosis: results from a real-world cohort study

Esther Chamorro-de-Vega, Alvaro Gimenez-Manzorro, Carmen-Guadalupe Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Vicente Escudero-Vilaplana, Ana De Lorenzo-Pinto, Irene Iglesias-Peinado, Ana Herranz-Alonso, Maria Sanjurjo Saez
Expert Opinion on Drug Safety 2018, 17 (3): 235-241

OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness and safety of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r+DSV) for 12 weeks without ribavirin in adults with chronic HCV genotype 1b infection and compensated cirrhosis.

METHODS: Observational study of a prospective cohort of adult patients with HCV genotype 1b infection and compensated cirrhosis who received 12 weeks of OBV/PTV/r and DSV without ribavirin. Effectiveness was assessed by recording the percentage of patients achieving sustained virological response at week 12 post-treatment (SVR12). Safety outcomes were based on the incidence of adverse events.

RESULTS: Seventy-eight patients were included. The SVR12 rate was 96.1% (95%CI 89.2-99.2). Adverse events were recorded in 78.0% of patients. Of these, 97.7% were grade 1/2. One patient discontinued treatment prematurely owing to adverse events. Eighty-six interactions were detected in 43 patients (55.1%). Overall, 81.4% of interactions required close monitoring, alteration of drug dosage, or timing of administration. In 7.0% of cases, the interactions arose from contraindications that required the suspension of the concomitant drug. In 11.6% of cases, medicinal plants or foods were withdrawn.

CONCLUSIONS: The simplified regimen of OBV/PTV/r+DSV administered for 12 weeks is effective and safe in patients with chronic HCV genotype 1b infection and compensated cirrhosis. No adverse reactions related to drug-drug interactions were recorded.


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