Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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Efficacy and Safety of Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Hong-Qin Xu1, Chun-Guang Wang2Peng Xiao1 and Yan-Hang Gao1,*

1  Department of Hepatology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China
Department of Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China
*Correspondence to: Yan-Hang Gao, Department of Hepatology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, No. 71, Xinmin Street, Changchun, Jilin 130021, China. Tel: +86-431-81875121, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2020;8(3):267-276 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2020.00047
Received: May 17, 2020 Accepted: August 12, 2020 Published online: September 2, 2020


Background and Aims: Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir is a pangenotypic regimen recently approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The objective of the present review was to summarize the findings from clinical trials to understand how patient-related factors influence glecaprevir/pibrentasvir efficacy (sustained virologic response rates at 12 weeks’ after treatment [referred to as SVR12]) and safety.

Methods: Data from 21 phase III clinical trials were analyzed.

Results: The integrated efficacy analysis included 4,817 patients. Findings showed 97.5% of all included patients with chronic HCV achieved SVR12 in the intention-to-treat population. SVR12 rate was >95% across subgroups of interest. The integrated safety analysis included 4,015 patients. Findings showed that 64.1% of patients reported an adverse event, and <0.1% of patients reported a serious adverse event related to glecaprevir/pibrentasvir.

Conclusions: These results indicate that the 8- or 12-week glecaprevir/pibrentasvir treatment is effective for patients infected with HCV genotypes 1-6 without or with compensated cirrhosis, with good safety profiles, irrespective of treatment-experience. Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir is a good option for patients with human immunodeficiency virus/HCV coinfection and comorbid HCV and severe renal impairment.


Hepatitis C virus, Chronic hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, ABT-493/ABT-530, Meta-analysis, Clinical trials


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