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Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir/Voxilaprevir: A Review in Chronic Hepatitis C

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posted on 2018-03-22, 02:29 authored by Young-A HeoYoung-A Heo, Emma D. Deeks
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Funding: The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Conflicts of interest: Young-A Heo and Emma Deeks are salaried employees of Adis/Springer, are responsible for the article content and declare no relevant conflicts of interest.

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A fixed-dose combination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir, the HCV NS5A inhibitor velpatasvir and the HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor voxilaprevir (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir; Vosevi™)is approved in the EU for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 infection in adults. In the phase III POLARIS trials, overall rates of sustained virological response at 12 weeks post-treatment (SVR12) with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevirwere high after 8 weeks of treatment in direct-acting antiviral(DAA)-naïve patients and 12 weeks of treatment in DAA-experienced patients who had HCV genotype 1–6 infection, with or without compensated cirrhosis. However, 8 weeks of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir was inferior to 12 weeks of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir in cirrhotic or non-cirrhotic DAA-naïve patients with HCV genotype 1, 2, 4, 5 or 6 infection and non-cirrhotic DAA-naïve patients with HCV genotype 3 infection, mostly due to an insufficient treatment period. Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir was generally well tolerated, with most adverse events being of mild or moderate intensity. The most common adverse events included headache, fatigue, nausea and diarrhoea. In conclusion, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir is an important and effective option for the treatment of HCV genotype 1–6 infection in adults, especially thosewho have previously failed aDAA therapy, with or without aHCV NS5A inhibitor.Access to the full article can be found here.

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