Study of Viramidine to Ribavirin in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Who Are Treatment-Naive
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Compare the efficacy and safety of viramidine 600 mg BID versus ribavirin 1000/1200 mg/day, both drugs administered in combination with pegylated interferon alfa-2b to treatment-naive patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Treatment-naive patients with compensated chronic hepatitis C.
HCV RNA >2000 copies/mL (780 IU/mL) as determined by NGI SuperQuant serum HCV RNA quantification, with a lower limit of detection of 100 copies/mL (39 IU/mL).
Severe neuropsychiatric disorders
History or clinical manifestations of significant metabolic, hematological, pulmonary, ischemic heart disease, significant or unstable heart disease, gastrointestinal, neurological, renal, urological, endocrine, opthalmologic disorders including severe retinopathy, or immune mediated disease