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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan;33(1):57-62. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a1123a.

Pharmacokinetics, safety and antiviral activity of fosamprenavir/ritonavir-containing regimens in HIV-infected children aged 4 weeks to 2 years-48-week study data.

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  • 1From the *Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Children's Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg; †Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; §GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; and ¶GlaxoSmithKline, Uxbridge, United Kingdom.



Pharmacokinetics, safety and antiviral activity of fosamprenavir (FPV) with ritonavir (RTV) twice daily were evaluated in HIV-1-infected infants and children 4 weeks to <2 years over 48 weeks.


Results from intensive pharmacokinetic sampling of subjects enrolled in single dose visits was used to determine individualized dosing for the first 6-10 subjects in each of 2 cohorts (4 weeks to <6 months, 6 months to <2 years); steady state pharmacokinetic data were then used to select the dosage regimen for the remaining subjects recruited to the cohort. Intensive pharmacokinetic sampling was performed at week 2 or 8; predose samples were collected every 4-12 weeks thereafter. Safety and plasma HIV-1 RNA were monitored every 4-12 weeks.


Fifty-nine subjects received study medication. FPV 45 mg/kg boosted with RTV 7 to 10 mg/kg BID achieved average plasma amprenavir area under curve(0-τ) values 26% to 28% lower and Cmax similar to historical adult data for FPV/RTV 700/100 mg BID; amprenavir Cτ values were lower in the subjects <6 months of age. At week 48, 35 of 54 (65%) subjects had achieved plasma HIV-1 RNA <400 copies/mL and 33 of 54 (61%) had plasma HIV-1 RNA values <50 copies/mL. The most common adverse events were diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, gastroenteritis and otitis media.


Final FPV/RTV dosing regimens achieved plasma amprenavir exposures comparable with those from regimens approved in adults, with the exception of trough exposures in the <6-month-old infants. The FPV/RTV regimens led to viral suppression in 61% of patients and were generally well tolerated.

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