Oral Pan-Genotypic HCV Drugs Approved For Children Starting at Age 3 Years

AAP News (Nov 2021): First oral pan-genotypic HCV drugs approved for children as young as 3 years

“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) and Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in pediatric patients as young as 3 years. These products are the first all-oral, pan-genotypic (genotypes 1-6) HCV treatment regimens for pediatric patients 3 years and older…Both products are available as oral tablets and as newly approved oral pellets in dosing strengths suitable to accommodate the recommended weight-based dosing in pediatric patients.”

From HCVGuidelines.org (updated September 2021):

The following images are from Abbvie patient-provider handouts. I do not receive any funding from any pharmaceutical company but think these instructions are useful.

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