A clinician's guide to drug-drug interactions with direct-acting antiviral agents for the treatment of hepatitis C viral infection

Travis B. Dick, Lance S. Lindberg, Debra D. Ramirez, Michael R. Charlton

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Abstract

The US Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a number of new direct-acting antiviral agents for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus that have significantly increased the likelihood of a virological cure. These agents are highly effective but present a substantial risk for a host of clinically relevant drug-drug interactions. These interactions must be considered both when starting and stopping any medication, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. These drug-drug interactions can increase the risk of toxicity or decrease the likelihood of treatment response. Knowledge of these interactions is paramount in optimizing the success of antiviral therapy. Conclusion: In this review we summarize the available data regarding drug-drug interactions for direct-acting antiviral agents, the interactions being the most clinically relevant that are currently known; this review is intended to serve as a clinician's guide to understanding and managing these complex interactions. (Hepatology 2016;63:634-643)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-643
Number of pages10
JournalHepatology
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Hepatology

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