Nov 7, 2019

Pharmacokinetics and safety of a raltegravir-containing regimen in HIV-infected children aged 2-12 years on rifampicin for tuberculosis

Tammy MeyersIMPAACT P1101 Team


Drug-drug interactions limit current antiretroviral treatment options for HIV-infected children with tuberculosis (TB). Rifampicin (RIF) induces UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activity, accelerating the clearance of raltegravir (RAL). We sought to establish an optimal and well tolerated dose of RAL when administered with RIF to HIV and TB co-infected children. P1101 is a phase I/II open-label dose-finding study of RAL with RIF for children 2 to less than 12 years of age beginning treatment for HIV and active TB. Four sites in South Africa. Chewable RAL was given at 12 mg/kg per dose twice daily (twice the usual pediatric dose) with two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Intensive RAL pharmacokinetic sampling was conducted 5 to 8 days after antiretroviral therapy was initiated; a fourth antiretroviral agent was then added. Children were recruited into two age-defined groups: cohort 1 (2 to <6 years old) and cohort 2 (6 to <12 years old). Pharmacological targets [geometric mean (GM) AUC12 h of 14-45 μmol/l h and GM C12 h ≥75 nmol/l) were reached in both cohort 1 (28.8 μmol/l h and 229 nmol/l) and cohort 2 (38.8 μmol/l h and 228 nmol/l). The RAL-based ART was well tolerated by most participants: one participant discontinued...Continue Reading

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Treatment Protocols
Human immunodeficiency virus 1 RNA
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiretroviral Therapy
HIV Infections

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