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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Entry and Attachment Inhibitors

Maraviroc (Selzentry, MVC)

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

Excerpt from Table 10

Excerpt from Table 10
Generic Name
Trade Name
Formulation Dosing Recommendationsa Use in Pregnancy
MVC (Selzentry) 
  • 150 mg
  • 300 mg
Standard Adult Dose:
  • MVC 300 mg twice daily with or without food.
  • MVC should only be used for patients with CCR5-tropic virus (and no X4-tropic virus).
Dose Adjustments:
  • Increase to MVC 600 mg BID when used with potent CYP3A inducers: EFV, ETR, and rifampin.
  • Decrease to MVC 150 mg BID when used with CYP3A inhibitors: all PIs except TPV/r, itraconazole.

PK in Pregnancy:
  • A PK study in human pregnancy demonstrated a 20% to 30% overall decrease in AUC, but Ctrough exceeded the recommended minimal concentration of 50 ng/mL.

Dosing in Pregnancy:
  • Standard adult dosing adjusted for concomitant ARV use appears appropriate.
No evidence of teratogenicity in rats or rabbits; insufficient data to assess for teratogenicity in humans.

MCV placental passage category is moderate.b

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: ARV = antiretroviral; AUC = area under the curve; BID = twice daily; CYP3A = cytochrome P450 3A4; EFV = efavirenz; ETR = etravirine; MVC = maraviroc; PI = protease inhibitor; PK = pharmacokinetic; TPV/r = tipranavir/ritonavir

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