Efavirenz concentrations in HIV-infected patients with and without viral hepatitis

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Abstract

AIMS Data on efavirenz in HIV/viral hepatitis co-infected patients is non-consensual, probably due to liver function heterogeneity in the patients included. METHODS A case control study was performed on 27 HIV-infected patients, with controlled and homogenous markers of hepatic function, either mono-infected or co-infected with HBV/HCV, to ascertain the influence of viral hepatitis on efavirenz concentrations over a 2-year follow-up period. RESULTS No differences were found in efavirenz concentrations between groups both during and at the end of the follow-up period: control (2.43 +/- 1.91 mg l(-1)) vs. co-infected individuals (2.37 +/- 0.37 mg l(-1)). CONCLUSION It was concluded that HBV/HCV infections in themselves do not predispose to an overexposure to efavirenz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-555
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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