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Is it safe to use remdesivir in combination with a combined p-glycoprotein and CYP3A4 inhibitor?
  1. Ömer Faruk Bahçecíoğlu,
  2. Selim Gök,
  3. Mefküre Durmuş
  1. Clinical Pharmacy, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Ömer Faruk Bahçecíoğlu, Clinical Pharmacy, İnönü Üniversitesi, Malatya, Turkey; omerfb92{at}

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detected in Wuhan, China about 1 year ago and caused a pandemic that has been ongoing for about 10 months. Optimal antiviral therapy has not yet been established in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by this virus.

Remdesivir is one of the most commonly used antiviral drugs in the treatment of COVID-19 worldwide. Remdesivir, a prodrug, converts to its active phosphate form and inhibits RNA-dependent RNA polymerase that enables the replication of the SARS-CoV-2.1 In vitro studies have demonstrated that remdesivir is a substrate for the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes CYP3A4, CYP2D6 and CYP2C8, as well as …

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