Yale New Haven Transplantation Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Hepatitis C direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy has evolved so that infected patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) can now anticipate the opportunity for sustained virologic response equivalent to that of the broader population of patients with hepatitis C. This has revolutionized the field of transplantation as it relates to renal transplant candidates with hepatitis C and the use of grafts from hepatitis C virus (HCV) viremic donors. In treating this population of patients, special consideration must be given to the timing of anti-viral therapy and drug-drug interactions. Herein we review the pharmacokinetics of HCV DAA therapy in the setting of CKD and chronic renal replacement therapy. Highlighted are drug/drug interactions with special attention to therapies utilized in advanced CKD and immunosuppressants.