This information is intended for US healthcare professionals.
EPCLUSA is indicated for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) GT 1-6 infection without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis and in combination with ribavirin for those with decompensated cirrhosis.
Screen with an HCV antibody test.1
Select “reflex testing” at laboratory screening to automatically test for HCV RNA with a positive HCV antibody result.1
Treating in your practice can help ensure that your patients receive prompt care.
a AASLD/IDSA does not recommend treatment in patients with a short life expectancy that cannot be remediated by HCV therapy, liver transplantation, or another directed therapy. Patients with a short life expectancy owing to liver disease should be managed in consultation with an expert.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOXED WARNING: RISK OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS REACTIVATION IN HCV/HBV COINFECTED PATIENTS
Test all patients for evidence of current or prior hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection before initiating treatment with EPCLUSA. HBV reactivation has been reported in HCV/HBV coinfected patients who were undergoing or had completed treatment with HCV direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and were not receiving HBV antiviral therapy. Some cases have resulted in fulminant hepatitis, hepatic failure, and death. Cases have been reported in patients who are HBsAg positive, in patients with serologic evidence of resolved HBV, and also in patients receiving certain immunosuppressant or chemotherapeutic agents; the risk of HBV reactivation associated with treatment with HCV DAAs may be increased in patients taking these other agents. Monitor HCV/HBV coinfected patients for hepatitis flare or HBV reactivation during HCV treatment and post-treatment follow-up. Initiate appropriate patient management for HBV infection as clinically indicated.
Warnings and Precautions
Consult the full Prescribing Information for EPCLUSA for more information on potentially significant drug interactions, including clinical comments.
Please see full Prescribing Information for EPCLUSA, including BOXED WARNING.