Volume 11 Issue 302
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Nov-2009 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Questions and answers for health care providers: Renal dosing and administration recommendations for Peramivir IV

(15 November 2009: VIDYYA MEDICAL NEWS SERVICE) -- The dosing recommendations for peramivir in patients with varying degrees of renal impairment were derived based on the results of a pharmacokinetic study in renally impaired patients conducted by BioCryst. The results of the study indicate that the systemic exposure (as assessed by the area under the plasma drug concentration-time curve, called AUC) is increased by approximately 24%, 420% and 530% in patients with mild, moderate and severe renal impairment, respectively.

In patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis, a single dose of peramivir administered after dialysis resulted in a ~40-fold higher AUC relative to patients with normal renal function.

Renal dosing and administration recommendations for Peramivir IV

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