Efficacy of the protease inhibitor BI 201335, polymerase inhibitor BI 207127, and ribavirin in patients with chronic HCV infection

Zeuzem, S. and Asselah, T. and Angus, P. and Zarski, J. P. and Larrey, D. and Mullhaupt, B. and Gane, E. and Schuchmann, M. and Lohse, A. and Pol, S. and Bronowicki, J. P. and Roberts, S. and Arasteh, K. and Zoulim, F. and Heim, M. and Stern, J. O. and Kukolj, G. and Nehmiz, G. and Haefner, C. and Boecher, W. O.. (2011) Efficacy of the protease inhibitor BI 201335, polymerase inhibitor BI 207127, and ribavirin in patients with chronic HCV infection. Gastroenterology, Vol. 141, H. 6. pp. 2047-2055.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS: Therapeutic regimens are being developed for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection that do not include the combination of peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. We investigated the antiviral effect and safety of BI 201335 (an inhibitor of the NS3/4A protease) and BI 207127 (an inhibitor of the NS5B non-nucleoside polymerase) with ribavirin. METHODS: Thirty-two treatment-naive patients with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection were randomly assigned to groups that were given 400 mg or 600 mg BI 207127 3 times daily plus 120 mg BI 201335 once daily and 1000 to 1200 mg/day ribavirin for 4 weeks. The primary efficacy end point was virologic response (HCV RNA level /=1 log(10) rebound in HCV RNA) at day 22. The most frequent adverse events were mild gastrointestinal disorders, rash, and photosensitivity. There were no severe or serious adverse events; no patients discontinued therapy prematurely. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of the protease inhibitor BI 201335, the polymerase inhibitor BI 207127, and ribavirin has rapid and strong activity against HCV genotype-1 and did not cause serious or severe adverse events.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Hepatology Laboratory (Heim)
UniBasel Contributors:Heim, Markus H.
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Article Subtype:Research Article
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