Potential drug-drug interactions in COVID 19 patients in treatment with lopinavir/ritonavir

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Med Clin (Barc). 2020 Jul 9:S0025-7753(20)30450-4. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2020.06.026. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of potential interactions in COVID-19 patients receiving lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r). The secondary objective was to develop recommendations and identify the risk factors associated with presenting potential interactions with LPV/r.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional and multicenter study with the participation of 2 hospitals. COVID-19 patients over 18 years of age, admitted to hospital and under treatment with LPV/r were included. A screening of potential interactions related to LPV/r and home and hospital medication was carried out. Lexicomp® (Uptodate), HIV-drug interactions and COVID-drug interactions were used as the query database.

RESULTS: 361 patients with a mean age of 62.77 ± 14.64 years were included, where 59.6% (n = 215) were men. 62.3% (n = 225) had 1 or more potential interactions and 26, 87% (n = 97) 2 or more. The independent variables associated with presenting ≥1 potential interactions were age (> 65) (OR 1.95; 95% CI 1.06-3.59, P =.033), ICU admission (OR 9.22; CI 95% 1.98-42.93; P =.005), previous respiratory pathology (OR 2.90; 95% CI 1.15-7.36; P =.024), psychiatric (OR 4.14; 95 CI % 1.36-12.61; P =.013), dyslipidemia (OR 3.21; 95% CI 1.63-6.35; P =.001) and the number of drugs prescribed (OR 4.33; 95% CI 2.40-7.81; P =.000).

CONCLUSION: The prevalence of potential interactions in COVD-19 patient undergoing treatment with LPV/r is high, with age (> 65), ICU admission, previous respiratory and psychiatric pathology, dyslipidemia and the number of prescribed drugs acting as risk factors.

PMID:32718719 | DOI:10.1016/j.medcli.2020.06.026

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