Patent Number: 8,575,195

Title: Treatment of hepatitis C virus related diseases using hydroxychloroquine or a combination of hydroxychloroquine and an anti-viral agent

Abstract: Methods of treating a hepatitis C virus (HCV) related disease, such as HCV infections in subjects non-responsive to anti-HCV therapy, are described herein, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of hydroxychloroquine. An antiviral agent may be co-administered with the hydroxychloroquine. Methods utilizing synergistic combinations of hydroxychloroquine and an antiviral agent are disclosed. Further disclosed are compositions comprising hydroxychloroquine and an antiviral agent, as well as hydroxychloroquine and uses thereof for the treatment of a hepatitis C virus (HCV) related disease.

Inventors: Halfon; Philippe (Marseilles, FR)

Assignee: Panmed Ltd.

International Classification: A61K 31/47 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017