Mericitabine

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Mericitabine
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Trade names Mericitabine
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Formula C18H26FN3O6
Molar mass 399.419
3D model (JSmol)

Mericitabine (RG-7128) is an antiviral drug, a deoxycytidine analog (a type of nucleoside analog). It was developed as a treatment for hepatitis C, acting as a NS5B RNA polymerase inhibitor, but while it showed a good safety profile in clinical trials, it was not sufficiently effective to be used as a stand alone agent. However mericitabine has been shown to boost the efficacy of other antiviral drugs when used alongside them, and as most modern treatment regimens for hepatitis C use a combination therapy of several antiviral drugs, clinical trials have continued to see if it can form a part of a clinically useful drug treatment program.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Gentile, I; Coppola, N; Buonomo, A. R.; Zappulo, E; Borgia, G (2014). "Investigational nucleoside and nucleotide polymerase inhibitors and their use in treating hepatitis C virus". Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 23 (9): 1211–23. doi:10.1517/13543784.2014.921680. PMID 24848437. 
  2. ^ Wedemeyer, H; Forns, X; Hézode, C; Lee, S. S.; Scalori, A; Voulgari, A; Le Pogam, S; Nájera, I; Thommes, J. A. (2016). "Mericitabine and Either Boceprevir or Telaprevir in Combination with Peginterferon Alfa-2a plus Ribavirin for Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection and Prior Null Response: The Randomized DYNAMO 1 and DYNAMO 2 Studies". PLoS One. 11 (1): e0145409. Bibcode:2016PLoSO..1145409W. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145409. PMC 4713467Freely accessible. PMID 26752189.