This medication is used to prevent disease caused by a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in people who have received a bone marrow transplant. CMV disease can lead to serious infections in the body, including an infection in the eye, called CMV retinitis, that can cause blindness. Letermovir is an anti-viral drug. It works by stopping the growth of the virus.
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Letermovir (INN; trade name Prevymis) is an antiviral drug for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. It has been tested in CMV infected patients with allogeneic stem cell transplants and may also be useful for other patients with a compromised immune system such as those with organ transplants or HIV infections. The drug was initially developed by the anti-infective division at Bayer, which became AiCuris Anti-infective Cures AG through a spin-out and progressed the development to end of Phase 2 before the project was sold to Merck & Co for Phase 3 development and approval. The FDA considers it to be a first-in-class medication.
In the US as well as in the EU, letermovir is used for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection and disease in adult CMV-seropositive recipients of an allogeneic stem cell transplant. The therapy is started shortly after the transplantation and typically lasts for 100 days. Although letermovir is a relatively new antiviral, CMV resistance has been documented in stem cell transplantation recipients; although rare, breakthrough infections of prophylactic treatment with letermovir underscores the ongoing selective pressure on CMV’s viral evolution and its continued ability to evade therapeutic suppression through mutations in critical gene regions such as within the UL56 amplicon.