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  • David Burger


    • Department of Pharmacy, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • Corresponding Author InformationCorresponding author. Address: Department of Pharmacy, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Internal Code 864, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Tel.: +31 24 3616405; fax: +31 24 3668755.
  • David Back


    • Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Peter Buggisch


    • Livercenter Hamburg, IFI, Asklepiosklinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Maria Buti


    • Liver Unit, Hospital Universitari Valle Hebron and CIBEREHD del Instituto Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain
  • Antonio Craxí


    • Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, DIBIMIS, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  • Graham Foster


    • Queen Mary’s University of London, UK
  • Hartwig Klinker


    • Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik II, Würzburg, Germany
  • Dominique Larrey


    • Dominique Larrey Liver Unit and INSERM Unit 632, Saint-Eloi Hospital, Montpellier University, Montpellier, France
  • Igor Nikitin


    • Russian State Medical University, Department of Internal Diseases, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Stanislas Pol


    • Unité d’Hépatologie, Hôpital Cochin, AP-HP, INSERM U1016, and Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, France
  • Massimo Puoti


    • Department of Infectious Diseases, A.O. Ospedale Niguarda Cà Granda, Milan, Italy
  • Manuel Romero-Gómez


    • UCM Digestive Diseases and CIBERehd, Valme University Hospital, University of Seville, Spain
  • Heiner Wedemeyer


    • Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Stefan Zeuzem


    • Department of Medicine I, J.W. Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany

Received 17 August 2012; received in revised form 22 October 2012; accepted 25 October 2012. published online 06 November 2012.

Article Outline

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Pharmacokinetics of anti-HCV agents
  • Concentration, effect relationships
  • Immunosuppressive agents (including steroids)
  • Antimicrobial agents (non-HIV)
  • Methadone/buprenorphine
  • Antidepressants
  • Sedatives
  • Statins
  • Cardiovascular agents (other than statins)
  • Antidiabetics
  • Other agents
  • Limitations of current drug interaction data
  • Conclusions
  • Financial support
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Copyright

Abbreviations: HCV, hepatitis C virus, DAAs, direct-acting antivirals, HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, SPCs, summary of product characteristics, Peg, polyethylene glycol, BID, twice daily, AKR, aldo-ketoreductases, P-gp, P-glycoprotein, AUC, area under the plasma concentration vs. time curve, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, EMA, European Medicines Agency, TDM, therapeutic drug monitoring, CYP, cytochrome P450, ECG, electrocardiogram, UGT, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme, AT1, angiotensin II receptor, PDE5, phosphodiesterase type 5, BOC, boceprevir, TVR, telaprevir, RBV, ribavirin, IFN, interferon

Keywords: Drug interactions, Hepatitis C virus infection, Boceprevir, Telaprevir, Pharmacokinetics

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