jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2018

Clinical Pharmacology Corner: FDA Revises Certain Antiretroviral Drug Labeling to Not Recommend Cobicistat During Pregnancy

FDA Revises Certain Antiretroviral Drug Labeling to Not Recommend Cobicistat During Pregnancy 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revised labeling to state the following cobicistat-containing drugs are not recommended for initiation or continued use during pregnancy: 
  • GENVOYA (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate)
  • STRIBILD (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
  • TYBOST (cobicistat) when coadministered with either atazanavir or darunavir
These labeling changes were made due to substantially lower exposures of cobicistat, elvitegravir, and darunavir during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy that were observed in pharmacokinetic studies of darunavir/cobicistat and elvitegravir/cobicistat in pregnant women. Decreased antiretroviral concentrations may lead to loss of therapeutic effect and possible development of resistance. 

The pharmacokinetics and antiviral activity of darunavir/cobicistat- and elvitegravir/cobicistat-containing antiretroviral regimens in pregnant women living with HIV in the second or third trimesters of pregnancy and through 6 to 12 weeks postpartum were evaluated in two prospective studies. Details regarding these studies can be found in the full prescribing information linked below.
Full prescribing information for GENVOYA is available at https://go.usa.gov/xPvYx
Full prescribing information for STRIBILD is available at https://go.usa.gov/xPvYa
Full prescribing information for TYBOST is available at https://go.usa.gov/xPVR6

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This communication was prepared by Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA.

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