The objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PegIntron plus Rebetol combination therapy administered to patients with chronic hepatitis C. The study will exclude (1) subjects with HCV genotype 1 and high viral load, and (2) interferon-naïve subjects with low viral load. It is being conducted as a post-approval commitment, in accordance with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's guideline on Good Post-marketing Study Practice.
Post-marketing surveys are not considered applicable clinical trials and thus the results of this survey will not be posted at its conclusion. The results will be submitted to public health officials as required by applicable national and international laws.
|Hepatitis C, Chronic Hepatitis C||Drug: PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b; SCH 54031) Drug: Rebetol (ribavirin; SCH 18908)|
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||PegIntron/REBETOL Combination Therapy Designated Drug Use Investigation -Investigation on the Safety and Efficacy of PegIntron and REBETOL Combination Therapy in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Excluding Those With "IFN Naive Low Viral Load and Genotype 1 and High Viral Load"-|
|Study Start Date:||February 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Overall study population.
Drug: PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b; SCH 54031)
PegIntron administered in accordance with approved labeling
Subcutaneous injection once weekly for 24 weeks.
Other Name: SCH 54031Drug: Rebetol (ribavirin; SCH 18908)
Rebetol administered orally twice daily in accordance with approved labeling. Dosing duration 24 weeks.
Other Name: SCH 18908