Oct 23, 2002
How come we don't hear much about FTC? Whenever you guys discuss new treatments or once-daily options, FTC isn't mentioned.
When is it going to be approved? What do you see its place being in treatment?
tx in advance.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
AS you mention, FTC is not yet approved for use so it is difficult at this time to advocate for its use as a treatment option. The drug has been under study for a long time and has hit some speed bumps along the way. Hopefully, the drug can proceed toward approval but I do not know for sure that this will happen any time very soon.
What may turn out to be a big niche for this once a day 3TC-like drug is if it is co-formulated with other HIV drugs to create a nice combination pill (a la Combivir and Trizivir). A tenofovir/FTC combination pill would be a nifty thing to have around, no? One pill once a day, two drugs. The possibilities are (almost) endless. DW
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