Posted from: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 12:46 PM - Present

Labeling for Prezista Expanded

July 18, 2016 – The U.S. FDA has expanded the use of Prezista® (darunavir), manufactured by Janssen, to include pregnant women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The expanded indication recommends that pregnant women receive 600mg of Prezista with ritonavir 100mg twice daily. The updated label is based on an analysis of women treated with Prezista during pregnancy and postpartum, and on results from prospective reports from the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry. Prezista was originally approved in 2006 to be used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV.

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