Letermovir

Letermovir Brand Name– Prevymis

What is Letermovir

Letermovir is a cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA terminase complex inhibitor indicated for prophylaxis of CMV infection and disease in adult CMV-seropositive recipients of an allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

Prophylaxis may be administered orally or intravenously as the same dose. Dosage adjustments are required when administered with cyclosporine. Significant drug interactions may occur when administered concomitantly with letermovir. 

Letermovir can be used in patients with resistance to CMV DNA polymerase inhibitors. 

Letermovir was FDA-approved in November 2017.

Indications

  • cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease prophylaxis

Per the manufacturer, this drug has been shown to be active against most strains of the following microorganisms either in vitro and/or in clinical infectionscytomegalovirus (CMV)

NOTE: The safety and effectiveness in treating clinical infections due to organisms with in vitro data only have not been established in adequate and well-controlled clinical trials.

For cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease prophylaxis in CMV-seropositive recipients [R+] of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT)

for cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease prophylaxis in patients without concurrent cyclosporine

Side Effects

  1. abdominal pain
  2. atrial fibrillation
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. dyspnea
  6. fatigue
  7. headache
  8. nausea
  9. neutropenia
  10. peripheral edema
  11. sinus tachycardia
  12. thrombocytopenia
  13. vomiting

Monitoring Parameters

  • cyclosporine concentrations
  • serum creatinine/BUN

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • hepatic disease
  • infertility
  • pregnancy
  • renal disease
  • renal failure
  • renal impairment

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