Medications Used in Hepatitis C Treatment
Last updated: March 11, 2013
A 42-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C infection is interested in starting hepatitis C treatment. Prior testing revealed genotype 1 hepatitis C virus with a baseline hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA level of 220,000 IU/ml. A recent liver biopsy demonstrated stage 2 of 4 fibrosis by Metavir scoring. The decision is made to initiate hepatitis C therapy with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin and one of the hepatitis C protease inhibitors.
Which of the following statements is correct regarding the medications used to treat genotype 1 HCV infection?