|About the Database of Antiretroviral Drug Interactions|
| Database Overview|
This database contains drug interactions (involving at least one antiretroviral drug) that the editors have found reported in published articles, abstracts from major conferences, or information presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (generally reflected in product labeling). Studies demonstrating the absence of an interaction are also included. In addition to interactions demonstrated by data, interactions inferred from predicted mechanisms of drug metabolism are included when judged to be of potential clinical significance. Additive toxicities resulting or predicted from shared side-effect profiles are not included, unless a true pharmacokinetic interaction is thought to contribute (for information on additive toxicities, refer to the Drug Interactions Tables from the DHHS Adult & Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines). In vitro studies, results reported in brief letters, and animal studies are not generally included. Interactions between non-antiretroviral drugs are not included (for information on other types of interactions, refer to the Drug Information Links page).
Possible alternative agents listed represent potential options of which the editors are aware. They are not treatment recommendations, and are not intended to be exhaustive. Recommendations not to coadminister, to dose adjust, or to avoid a given combination reflect the opinions of the editors and may not apply to individual situations.
The following abbreviations are used in this database:
|AUC: area under the plasma concentration-versus-time curve|
|BID: twice per day|
|Cmax: peak plasma concentration|
|Cmin: minimum plasma concentration|
|CYP450: cytochrome P-450 enzyme complex|
|INR: international normalized ratio (for prothrombin time)|
|M8: active metabolite of nelfinavir|
|PI: HIV-1 protease inhibitor|
|Q8H: every 8 hours|
|Q12H: every 12 hours|
|QAM: each morning|
|QD: each day|
|QHS: at bedtime|
|QOD: every other day|
|TID: three times per day|
The information contained in this database is intended for use by experienced physicians and pharmacists, who are advised to use it only in conjunction with other sources of information. The database is not intended to replace sound professional judgment in individual situations. Patients with concerns or questions should consult their physician regarding any change in treatment.
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