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Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Changes in Nevirapine AUC Due to Differences in Weight (NAWS)

This study has been completed.
Jeffrey Goodman Clinic, LA Gay & Lesbian Center
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Western University of Health Sciences Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2010
Last updated: April 12, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
This study would be a prospective cohort study, stratified by weight. Patients who are stable on nevirapine for at least 3 months prior to study entry, but no more than 1year will be recruited. For 1 week, subjects will take their morning dose of nevirapine in the clinic (and be observed taking it), and given their evening dose to take at home. Subjects will need to record the date and time they take their evening dose. At the end of the week, the subjects will be sequestered at the clinic for blood draws for a 12hr pharmacokinetic sampling. They will not be brought back in at 24hrs as they will need to be redosed after 12hrs. They will have Liver Function Tests (LFT's) and other labs drawn at study entry, and one month after the end of study. Pharmacokinetic levels will be analyzed using standard mathematical models, and Area Under the Curve (AUC), Maximum concentration (Cmax), and Minimum Concentration (Cmin) will be compared between groups.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infection
Drug: Nevirapine

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Changes in Nevirapine AUC Due to Differences in Weight

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Further study details as provided by Western University of Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Differences in AUC based on weight/BMI [ Time Frame: 12 hours ]
    This study was a "snapshot" of the PK levels following ingestion, and then compared AUC to weight and BMI.

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained
Levels were drawn prior to dosing, and at the following time intervals: 0.5hr, 1hr, 1.5hr, 2hr, 4hr, 6hr, 8hr, 12hr. ~10cc of blood were drawn with each sample, centrifuged, and plasma separated into 2 cryovials. Samples were then frozen at -20oC. All samples (216) weresent to Consolidated Laboratory Services for level determination by appropriate means. All samples have now been destroyed.

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: May 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2003
Primary Completion Date: May 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Subjects >80kg
As above
Drug: Nevirapine
200mg twice daily of nevirapine
Subjects <70kg
As above
Drug: Nevirapine
200mg twice daily of nevirapine
Subjects 70-80kg
As above
Drug: Nevirapine
200mg twice daily of nevirapine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
HIV positive patients stable on a nevirapine containing regimen for at least 3 months

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Documented HIV infection
  2. 18-50yrs of age
  3. Male
  4. Currently on nevirapine therapy for at least 3 months
  5. LFT's < 2 times normal limits within one month prior to study date
  6. In good health as judged by their primary care provider or a study provider within one month of the study date
  7. Willing to abstain for 1 week prior to study date
  8. No active opportunistic infections within one month prior to the study date
  9. Willingness to sign informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Active substance abuse
  2. Poor self reported adherence to nevirapine therapy
  3. Chronic liver disease or active hepatitis
  4. Concurrent administration of medications with a known or suspected pharmacokinetic drug interaction with nevirapine (such as …)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01335360

United States, California
Jeffrey Goodman Clinic
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90028
Sponsors and Collaborators
Western University of Health Sciences
Jeffrey Goodman Clinic, LA Gay & Lesbian Center
Principal Investigator: James D Scott, PharmD Western University of Health Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: James D. Scott, PharmD, Associate Professor, Western University Identifier: NCT01335360     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WesternU
Study First Received: December 7, 2010
Last Updated: April 12, 2011

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-HIV Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers processed this record on May 25, 2017