Background/Aim: This study’s aim was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of asunaprevir and daclatasvir treatment for recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in transplant recipients. The study cohort comprised 14 transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C who were receiving asunaprevir and daclatasvir. Patients and Methods: Serum concentrations of asunaprevir and daclatasvir, their therapeutic effects, trough concentrations/dose ratios of tacrolimus, and adverse effects were evaluated. Results: Hepatitis C virus was still undetectable in 12 (85.7%) out of 14 patients 12 weeks after completing treatment. One week after starting treatment, asunaprevir concentrations were significantly higher in patients with baseline albumin concentrations ≤3.6 g/dl than in those with baseline albumin concentrations >3.6 g/dl. No marked fluctuations were identified in tacrolimus trough concentrations/dose ratios during the 24 weeks of therapy. Conclusion: Full doses of asunaprevir and daclatasvir-based treatment can be safely and effectively administered to liver transplant recipients for recurrent HCV genotype 1b after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) with little effect on blood concentrations of tacrolimus.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research