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European Medicines Agency Approves Triumeq PD® for Infants and Young Children Based on IMPAACT Data


The International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT) is pleased to announce that, based on IMPAACT study data, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved Triumeq PD® for infants and children as young as 3 months of age who weigh at least 6 kg. The positive opinion from the EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommending this label expansion can be found here.   

Triumeq PD® is a child-friendly dispersible tablet that contains three medicines for HIV: dolutegravir, abacavir, and lamivudine. The tablet is dispersed in drinking water for children who cannot swallow whole tablets. Data from the IMPAACT 2019 study showed that the tablets are safe, well tolerated, and effective for controlling HIV when taken once per day. This represents an important advance for young children, who might otherwise need to be given multiple tablets or liquid medicines twice per day. The primary results of the study were published last August  in The Lancet HIV. 

HIV treatment with dolutegravir is now recommended globally. Triumeq PD® is the only combination tablet that contains a full treatment regimen that can be given to young children. The EMA approval will support ongoing efforts to expand the availability of this child-friendly regimen worldwide. 

IMPAACT 2019  was a Phase I/II open-label, multicenter, multiple-dose study of Triumeq® and Triumeq PD® in children living with HIV in Botswana, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States. Fifty-seven children one to less than 12 years of age took part in the study. The IMPAACT Network gratefully acknowledges these children and the family members and caregivers who supported their participation in the study. The Network also thanks IMPAACT site staff, community advisory board members, and protocol team members for their efforts leading to the approval of a new treatment option for children. 

IMPAACT Data Leads to the EMA Approving Triumeq PD for Infants and Young Children
IMPAACT Data Leads to the EMA Approving Triumeq PD for Infants and Young Children