Tipranavir/Ritonavir Induction of Buprenorphine Glucuronide Metabolism in HIV-Negative Subjects Chronically Receiving Buprenorphine/Naloxone.

by Dr. Rich on July 1, 2012

Conclusions and Scientific Significance: This study further elucidates the effects of TPV/r on glucuronidation. The current evaluation of glucuronide metabolites of BUP and norBUP are suggestive of combined inhibition of Uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glucuronosyltransferase of the 1A family and cytochrome P450 3A4 that spares UGT2B7 leading to a shunting of BUP away from production of norBUP and toward BUP-3G as seen by a statistically significant increase in the AUC of BUP-3G.
PMID: 21438849 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse)

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