Pharmacokinetics, Short-term Safety and Efficacy of the Approved Once-daily Darunavir/Ritonavir Dosing Regimen in HIV-infected Children


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Abstract

In this multicenter pharmacokinetic study in HIV-infected children (6–12 years of age), we validated the approved once-daily darunavir/ritonavir dosing recommendations. The geometric mean darunavir area under the plasma concentration-time curve was 63.1 h·mg/L, substantially lower than the mean value observed in adults. However, all trough levels were adequate, and short-term virologic outcome was good. These data support the use of the darunavir/ritonavir once-daily dosing recommendations.

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