alexa Pharmacokinetic drug interactions between opioid agonist therapy and antiretroviral medications: implications and management for clinical practice.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

Author(s): Bruce RD, Altice FL, Gourevitch MN, Friedland GH, Bruce RD, Altice FL, Gourevitch MN, Friedland GH

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Opioid dependence and HIV/AIDS are 2 of the most serious yet treatable diseases worldwide. Global access to opioid agonist therapy and HIV treatment is expanding but when concurrently used, problematic pharmacokinetic drug interactions can occur. METHODS: We reviewed English, Spanish, French, and Italian language articles from 1966 to 2005 in Medline using the following keywords: HIV, AIDS, HIV therapy, antiretroviral therapy, HAART, drug interactions, methadone, and buprenorphine. Additionally, we reviewed abstracts from national and international meetings and conference proceedings. Selected references from these articles were reviewed as well. RESULTS: Clinical case series and carefully controlled pharmacokinetic interaction studies have been conducted between methadone and most approved antiretroviral therapies. Important pharmacokinetic drug interactions have been demonstrated within each class of agents, affecting either methadone or antiretroviral agents. Few studies, however, have been conducted with buprenorphine. The metabolism of both therapies, description of the known interactions, and clinical implications and management of these interactions are reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: Certain interactions between methadone and antiretroviral medications are known and may have important clinical consequences. To optimize care, clinicians must be alert to these interactions and have a basic knowledge regarding their management. This article was published in J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

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