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EU approves Vitekta (Gilead Sciences) for HIV

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Last updated:20th Nov 2013
Published:20th Nov 2013
Source: Pharmawand

Gilead Sciences, Inc. has announced that the European Commission has on 18 November 2013, granted marketing authorization for Vitekta (elvitegravir 85 mg and 150 mg) tablets, an integrase inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults without known mutations associated with resistance to elvitegravir. Vitekta is indicated for use as part of HIV treatment regimens that include a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor. Vitekta interferes with HIV replication by blocking the virus from integrating into the genetic material of human cells. In clinical trials, Vitekta was effective in suppressing HIV among patients with drug-resistant strains of HIV.


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