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Antiretroviral drug summary: Darunavir/r (DRV/r; Prezista)

Last updated on Nov 10, 2008
Key Mutations
Major DRV-associated
V11I, V32I, L33F, I47V, I50V, I54L/M, G73S, L76V, I84V, and L89V were associated with decreased susceptibility and virological response to DRV/r in the POWER studies (De Meyer et al. 2008c). In the POWER studies, about 60% with 0, 45% with 1-2, and <=20% with >=3 DRMs had RNA <50 copies/ml at wk 24. In a larger follow-up study which also included the DUET studies, all of the mutations with the exception of G73S were confirmed and T74P was added as a predictor of decreased virological response (De Meyer et al. 2008a). In an independent study, V32I, L33F, and I47VA were found to be associated with decreased virological response to DRV/r salvage therapy (Pellegrin et al. 2008).

In two phenotypic analyses, V32I, I50V, I54ML, L76V, and I84V were the mutations associated with the greatest reductions in DRV susceptibility (Van Marck et al. 2007; Vermeiren et al. 2007). The rare mutations V47A and I84A have also been shown to reduce DRV susceptibility (Vermeiren et al. 2007).

V32I, L33F, I47V/A, I54M/L, G73CS, I84V, and L89VI have been the most common mutations to emerge during DRV/r treatment failure (Prezista prescribing information)(De Meyer et al. 2008b; Delaugerre et al. 2008; Lambert-Niclot et al. 2008).
Potential cross resistance
Although V82F has not been reported to develop in viruses from patients receiving DRV/r, it has had a major effect on DRV/r susceptibility in multivariate analyses of the mutations present in DRV/r resistant virus isolates (Van Marck et al. 2007).
In addition to the seven major PI-resistance mutations, these four mutations were associated with a decreased virological response to DRV/r in the POWER and DUET studies (De Meyer et al. 2008a).
Clinical Uses
Initial therapy
DRV/r has recently been approved for first line use based on the results of the ARTEMIS trial (Ortiz et al. 2008). It is a recommended regimen by both the DHHS and IAS-USA guidelines (Hammer et al. 2008).
Salvage therapy
DRV/r has outperformed ATV/r, SQV/r, FPV/r, and LPV/r when used for salvage therapy in patients previously treated with multiple PIs (Clotet et al. 2007; Katlama et al. 2007). Although it has not been compared directly to TPV/r, it is likely to be more active in the majority of PI-experienced patients (Hill and Moyle 2007).

Preliminary data suggests that DRV/r is also more efficacious virologically than LPV/r in LPV/r-naive PI-experienced patients (Madruga et al. 2007).

DRV/r has a high genetic barrier to resistance. Decreased clinical efficacy requires at least 10-fold decreased susceptibility. Complete loss of activity requires about 90-fold decreased susceptibility (Coakley et al. 2007 ; Winters et al. 2006).
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