Pharmacokinetics of Sofosbuvir/Daclatasvir in HCV-infected Lactating Women

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Updated on 1 May 2021


This is a prospective, observational, open-label, pharmacokinetic study will evaluate PK of SOF/DAC in lactating HCV-infected females at weaning or women who voluntarily decided to forego breastfeeding to initiate HCV infection treatment. Therefore, drug concentrations can be determined in maternal plasma and milk without risk to the children. HCV infected women at weaning after various durations of breastfeeding and HCV infected women who wish to initiate treatment immediately after delivery and forego breastfeeding will be recruited to start treatment under the guidance of their physician with SOF/DAC to determine M/P ratios of each of SOF, GS-331007 and DAC.


Eligible women will be advised to arrange for initiation of treatment with their physician once they decide to stop breastfeeding. Treatment will be initiated once the women decide to wean their children and a warning will be given to abstain from any breast-feeding once treatment is started. This treatment is prescribed by the physician either the patients choose to participate in the study or not. In addition, effective contraceptive methods should be used. The treatment consists of SOF/DAC: 400 mg sofosbuvir and 60 mg daclatasvir administered with food for 12 weeks.

All recruited patients will be screened for the following data at baseline: Serum creatinine, bilirubin, albumin, AST, ALT, prothrombin time (PT), CBC, and viral load by PCR. The patient's general and demographic information (age, gender, height, and weight), comorbidities, and concurrent medications will be assessed and recorded in a specially designed patient data sheet.

The study will be conducted in the Faculty of Medicine Ain-Shams Research Institute Clinical Research Center (MASRI -CRC). After the first dose, women will be instructed to express their milk and discard it on the first two days and come to the research center on the third day for plasma and milk sampling. Patients will be instructed to take the dose on time especially the day before sampling. They will be asked to record the time of dose administration. They might be also followed up by telephone calls

Condition Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C virus, Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Treatment Pharmacokinetic test
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04852614
SponsorAin Shams University
Last Modified on1 May 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patient is at least 18 years of age at the day of screening
Confirmed HCV infection by PCR and known genotype (GT) 1, 4, 5, or 6
Female lactating patient, who will wean their children on starting treatment and ensure not to breastfeed after start treatment
Patients with an indication for SOF/DAC treatment for the treatment of chronic HCV
Patient is able and willing to sign the Informed Consent Form
Patient is able and willing to follow protocol requirements

Exclusion Criteria

Need for co-treatment with ribavirin
HepBSAg positive test at screening
Treatment with rosuvastatin
Medicinal products that are potent P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and or CYP3A4 inducers in the intestine (rifampicin, rifabutin, St. John's wort [Hypericum perforatum], carbamazepine, phenobarbital and phenytoin)
HIV co-infected patients using antiretroviral agents possibly interacting with SOF/DAC
Drugs associated with bradycardia including amiodarone
History of heart block
eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m2
Compensated cirrhosis, based on historical data, evidence of decompensated cirrhosis by ascites, encephalopathy, or variceal hemorrhage and/or abnormal ALT/AST/INR/thrombocytes indicating cirrhosis
Relevant history or current condition that might interfere with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion except for conditions related to HCV
Clinically relevant low hemoglobin concentration at screening
Refusal to use proper contraception during treatment
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