The treatment for hepatitis C has been revolutionized with the new era of protease inhibitors. Boceprevir (BOC) and telaprevir (TVR) are potent first generation direct acting antivirals which have demonstrated significantly improved response rates compared to interferon and ribavirin in phase III trials. However there are multiple real-life data sets showing increased adverse events and treatment discontinuations compared to clinical trials, especially in the cirrhotic patient. The advent of all oral, non-interferon regimens offers a promising treatment paradigm for hepatitis C infected patients.
- Hepatitis c
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