All-oral 12-week Treatment With Daclatasvir Plus Sofosbuvir in Patients With Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 3 Infection: ALLY-3 Phase III Study

Hepatology. 2015 Apr;61(4):1127-35. doi: 10.1002/hep.27726. Epub 2015 Mar 10.


Treatment options for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection are limited, with the currently approved all-oral regimens requiring 24-week treatment and the addition of ribavirin (RBV). This phase III study (ALLY-3; NCT02032901) evaluated the 12-week regimen of daclatasvir (DCV; pangenotypic nonstructural protein [NS]5A inhibitor) plus sofosbuvir (SOF; pangenotypic NS5B inhibitor) in patients infected with genotype 3. Patients were either treatment naïve (n = 101) or treatment experienced (n = 51) and received DCV 60 mg plus SOF 400 mg once-daily for 12 weeks. Coprimary endpoints were the proportions of treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced patients achieving a sustained virological response (SVR) at post-treatment week 12 (SVR12). SVR12 rates were 90% (91 of 101) and 86% (44 of 51) in treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced patients, respectively; no virological breakthrough was observed, and ≥99% of patients had a virological response (VR) at the end of treatment. SVR12 rates were higher in patients without cirrhosis (96%; 105 of 109) than in those with cirrhosis (63%; 20 of 32). Five of seven patients who previously failed treatment with an SOF-containing regimen and 2 of 2 who previously failed treatment with an alisporivir-containing regimen achieved SVR12. Baseline characteristics, including gender, age, HCV-RNA levels, and interleukin-28B genotype, did not impact virological outcome. DCV plus SOF was well tolerated; there were no adverse events (AEs) leading to discontinuation and only 1 serious AE on-treatment, which was unrelated to study medications. The few treatment-emergent grade 3/4 laboratory abnormalities that were observed were transient.

Conclusion: A 12-week regimen of DCV plus SOF achieved SVR12 in 96% of patients with genotype 3 infection without cirrhosis and was well tolerated. Additional evaluation to optimize efficacy in genotype 3-infected patients with cirrhosis is underway.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial, Phase III
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Genotype
  • Hepacivirus / genetics*
  • Hepatitis C / drug therapy*
  • Hepatitis C / virology*
  • Humans
  • Imidazoles / administration & dosage*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sofosbuvir
  • Time Factors
  • Uridine Monophosphate / administration & dosage
  • Uridine Monophosphate / analogs & derivatives*
  • Young Adult


  • Antiviral Agents
  • Imidazoles
  • Uridine Monophosphate
  • daclatasvir
  • Sofosbuvir

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