HIV/AIDS Glossary

Pharmacokinetic Enhancers (CYP3A Inhibitors)

A drug class. A pharmacokinetic enhancer is used to boost the effectiveness of another drug. When the two drugs are given together, the pharmacokinetic enhancer interferes with the breakdown of the other drug, which allows the drug to remain in the body longer at a higher concentration. Pharmacokinetic enhancers are included in some HIV treatment regimens.

Related Term(s): Boosting, Drug Class

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HIV medicines and a pharmacokinetic enhancer are taken together

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