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Pharmacokinetic Study of Rosuvastatin and Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV Patients

This study has been completed
Radboud University


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First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: October 21, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
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open-label, multiple dose, single-group, 12 week trial in HIV-infected patients with hyperlipidemia while using lopinavir/ritonavir; both male or female subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections

Drug : Rosuvastatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Combined Use of Rosuvastatin (Crestor) and Lopinavir/Ritonavir (Kaletra) in HIV-Infected Patients With Hyperlipidemia (ROSALKA)

Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • pharmacokinetics on week 0,4,8 and 12
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • evaluation of lipid lowering activity on week 0,4,8,12
  • endothelial function will be measured at week 0 & 12 (optional for patients from Leiden and Nijmegen)

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Detailed Description:

To determine the effect of rosuvastatin on plasma lipids, lipoproteins, and endothelial function in HIV-infected patients on stable lopinavir/ritonavir therapy and to evaluate the safety of combined use of rosuvastatin and lopinavir/ritonavir. Also to determine the effect of lopinavir/ritonavir on the pharmacokinetics of rosuvastatin compared to historical controls an to determine the effect of rosuvastatin on the pk of lopinavir/ritonavir compared to historical controls and by intrapatient comparison.



Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 65 Years  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria:

  • use of lopinavir 400mg/ritonavir 100mg bid > 3months
  • HIV-1 RNA <400cop/mL
  • fasting total cholesterol > 6.2mmol/L

Exclusion Criteria:
  • history of sensitivity/idiosyncrasy to the drug or compounds used
  • history or current condition that might interfere with absorption,distribution metabolism or excretion
  • pregnant or breast-feeding
  • serum transaminase levels >3 times upper limit of normal, creatinine clearance <60ml/min
  • fasting plasma triglycerides level >8.0 mmol/L
  • history of statin-related rhabdomyolysis or inheritable muscle diseases in family history
  • clinical symptoms of myopathy or abnormal CK level
  • change in antiretroviral medication within the 3 months immediately preceding first dose of rosuvastatin
  • use of any statin or fibrate within 6 weeks immediately preceding first dose of rosuvastatin
  • concomitant use of medications that interfere with rosuvastatin or lopinavir pharmacokinetics
  • active hepatobiliary or hepatic disease
  • hypothyroidism
  • alcohol abuse
  • japanese or chinese patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00184951


University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany
University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
University of Leiden
Leiden, Netherlands
University of Nijmegen
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Sponsors and Collaborators

Radboud University


Principal Investigator: David M. Burger, Dr Radboud University
More Information

More Information

Responsible Party: Radboud University Identifier: NCT00184951   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: UMCN-AKF 03.01  
Study First Received: September 12, 2005  
Last Updated: October 21, 2008  

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