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Comparison of PEG-Intron and Two Different Doses of Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C In Treatment Naïve Subjects

This study has been completed.
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to compare PEG-interferon alfa-2b and two different doses of rivavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in previously untreated adult subjects

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Hepatitis C Drug: Ribavirin, PEG-Intron Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of PEG Interferon Alfa-2b Plus Ribavirin Given as a Fixed Dose or on a Weight Optimized Basis for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Previously Untreated Adult Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Detailed Description:

Primary Objective:

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of two different PEG-interferon and Ribavirin regimens in patients who have not previously been treated for Hepatitis C. Patients have an equal chance to assignment to one of two treatment arms:

Treatment Arm A:

PEG-interferon 1.5 mcg/kg2 QW + Ribavirin 800 mg/day


Treatment Arm B:

PEG-interferon 1.5mcg/kg2 QW + Ribavirin 800 to 1400 mg/day

Arm A & Arm B: Duration of treatment will be 48 weeks for genotype 1 patients and 24 or 48 weeks for genotype 2 or 3 patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Adult naive subjects with a diagnosis of compensated chronic hepatitis C (HCV RNA+) who have not previously been treated with interferon, PEG-interferon, ribavirin, or combination interferon + ribavirin are being selected for the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00299936

Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Ira M Jacobson, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00299936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P02314
Study First Received: March 3, 2006
Last Updated: March 3, 2006

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
hepatitis C
chronic hepatitis C

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Peginterferon alfa-2b
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on August 21, 2017