Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States

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Tipranavir (Aptivus, TPV)

Last Updated: December 7, 2018; Last Reviewed: December 7, 2018

Excerpt from Table 8

Excerpt from Table 8
Generic Name
Trade Name
Formulation Dosing Recommendationsa Use in Pregnancy

Must be combined with RTV for PK boosting
TPV (Aptivus) 
  • 250 mg
Oral Solution:
  • 100 mg/mL
Standard Adult Dose:
  • TPV/r 500 mg/200 mg twice daily
With RTV Tablets:
  • Take with food.
With RTV Capsules or Solution:
  • Take without regard to food; however, administering with food may help make the dose more tolerable.

Dosing in Pregnancy:
  • Insufficient data to make dosing recommendation

PK in Pregnancy:
  • Limited PK data in human pregnancy
TPV should not be used during pregnancy.

Moderate placental transfer to fetus reported in 1 patient.b

Insufficient data to assess for teratogenicity in humans. No evidence of teratogenicity in rats or rabbits.

Must be given as low-dose RTV-boosted regimen.

a Individual ARV drug dosages may need to be adjusted in patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency (for details, see the Adult and Adolescent Guidelines Appendix B, Table 8).
b Placental transfer categories are determined by mean or median cord blood/maternal delivery plasma drug ratio:
          High: >0.6
          Moderate: 0.3–0.6
          Low: <0.3

Key to Acronyms:]PK = pharmacokinetic; RTV = ritonavir; TPV = tipranavir; TPV/r = tipranavir/ritonavir

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