Elbasvir/grazoprevir does not worsen renal function in patients with hepatitis C virus infection and pre-existing renal disease

K. Rajender Reddy, David Roth, Annette Bruchfeld, Peggy Hwang, Barbara Haber, Michael N. Robertson, Eliav Barr, Wayne Greaves

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Aim: Treatment options have been limited for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and chronic kidney disease stage 4/5 (CKD 4/5). The aim of this analysis was to evaluate the impact of elbasvir/grazoprevir (EBR/GZR) on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with CKD stage 3 enrolled in phase II/III clinical trials. Methods: We undertook a retrospective integrated analysis of patients with CKD 3 enrolled in the EBR/GZR phase II/III clinical trials. All patients were required to have chronic HCV infection and have received EBR 50 mg/GZR 100 mg, with or without ribavirin, for 8–18 weeks. Patients with CKD 3 (eGFR <60 to ≥30 mL/min/1.73 m2) at baseline plus ≥1 eGFR assessment postbaseline were included. In all studies, the primary endpoint was sustained virologic response 12 weeks after completion of therapy. Results: Thirty-two patients with CKD 3 were identified from a pooled dataset of 1689 patients enrolled in the EBR/GZR clinical trial program. Thirty-one (97%) patients achieved SVR12 and one patient relapsed. In these 32 patients, there was no decline in median eGFR at the end of treatment or at follow-up week 12 compared with baseline. Median eGFR values were 56 mL/min/1.73 m2 (range, 45–59) at baseline, 58 mL/min/1.73 m2 (range, 41–78) at the end of treatment and 59 mL/min/1.73 m2 (range, 38–78) 12 weeks after completing treatment. Discussion: Elbasvir/grazoprevir is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with compromised renal function, irrespective of baseline eGFR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1340-1345
Number of pages6
JournalHepatology Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • chronic kidney disease
  • hepatitis C
  • retrospective
  • therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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