Last updated on May 2019

Efficacy of the Combination of Simvastatin Plus Rifaximin in Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis to Prevent ACLF Development


Brief description of study

The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of oral administration of simvastatin plus rifaximin in patients with decompensated cirrhosis to halt the progression of the disease as assessed by prevention of the development of ACLF

Detailed Study Description

The current study was aimed at assessing whether a treatment based on combination of rifaximin and simvastatin would be effective in patients with decompensated cirrhosis to prevent ACLF development Considering that statins have been scarcely investigated in patients with decompensated cirrhosis due to a concern of potential higher liver and muscle toxicity in this population, a first LIVERHOPE_SAFETY clinical trial (unpublished) was undergone to assess safety and toxicity of statins with decompensated cirrhosis.

As a preliminary result of the LIVERHOPE_SAFETY clinical trial, it was concluded that the dose of Simvastatin 20mg per day plus Rifaximin is not associated to a higher risk of liver or muscle toxicity in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and simvastatin 20 mg was established for the LIVERHOPE_EFFICACY study.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03780673

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Beajuon Hospital

Clichy, France
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