Use of Raltegravir in Pediatric HIV-1 Infection

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG; Kristi N. Hofer, Pharm.D; Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D.; FASHP Susan B. Cogut, Pharm.D


Pediatr Pharm. 2012;18(1) 

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Formulary Update

  1. The following actions were taken by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at their December meeting:

  2. Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) was added to the Formulary for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis in adults undergoing knee or hip replacement or in those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

  3. Clobazam (OnfiTM) was added as adjunctive therapy for children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

  4. Belatacept (Nulojix®) was added to the Formulary with restriction to kidney transplant, EBV-seropositive patients who are unable to tolerate standard immunosuppression regimens.

  5. Romidepsin (Istodax®) was added for outpatient use in patients with cutaneous T cell lymphoma or peripheral T cell lymphoma.

  6. Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi (ErwinazeTM) was added for use in patients who have developed hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived asparaginase.

  7. Boceprevir (VictrelisTM) and telaprevir (IncivekTM) were added to the Formulary for adult patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. Prescribing is restricted to prior authorization by Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, and Drug Information.

  8. Ribavirin inhalation (Virazole®) was returned to the Formulary for use in patients following stem cell transplant. It is restricted to Antimicrobial Category A.

  9. The restriction on ferumoxytol was amended to include use by Hematology/Oncology for the treatment of patients with iron deficiency anemia.

  10. Promethazine injection was removed from the Formulary. A supply will be reserved for oncology patients who have failed other antiemetic therapies.


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