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Livtencity (Maribavir)

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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Livtencity is a prescription treatment for people who have undergone an organ transplant, and their immunosuppressive therapy has resulted in cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Livtencity is prescribed in cases where other treatments were not effective.

Livetencity works by binding to and inhibiting protein kinase activity of human CMV enzyme pUL97. Inhibition of this enzyme prevents the CMV viral particles from replicating.


The usual dosage is 400 mg (two 200 mg tabs) twice daily with or without food.

Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your healthcare provider.


The active ingredient in Livtencity is maribavir.


Common drug-drug interactions with this medication may include

  • Apalutamide
  • Bexarotene
  • Bosentan
  • Carbamazepine
  • CarBAMazepine
  • Cenobamate
  • CycloSPORINE (Systemic)
  • Dabrafenib
  • Dexamethasone?
  • Digoxin
  • Dipyrone
  • Efavirenz
  • Elagolix, estradiol, and norethindrone therapy pack?
  • Encorafenib
  • Enzalutamide
  • Eslicarbazepine
  • Etravirine
  • Everolimus
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Fosphenytoin-Phenytoin
  • Ganciclovir-Valganciclovir
  • Lorlatinib
  • Lumacaftor
  • Lumacaftor-ivacaftor
  • Mitapivat
  • Mitotane
  • Modafinil
  • Nafcillin
  • Pexidartinib
  • Phenobarbital
  • PHENobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Primidone
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin (rifampicin)
  • Rifapentine
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Sirolimus Products
  • Sotorasib
  • St. John's wort
  • Tacrolimus (Systemic)


Do not take Livetencity if you are also taking ganciclovir or valganciclovir because it can prevent the latter drugs from working.

During treatment, your doctor should monitor CMV DNA levels to check for viral resistance to the drug.

There is a potentially high number of drug interactions with this medication. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all other drugs that you are taking.

It is not known if Livetencity is safe for use in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not start any new medications without first speaking with your doctor.

This drug is only for use in patients 12 years of age and older and those over 35 kg.

Side Effects

The most common side effects may include

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased hemoglobin
  • Decreased neutrophils
  • Decreased platelet count
  • Infection
  • Increased serum creatinine
  • Nausea
  • Taste disorder
  • Vomiting


Livencity [package insert]. Lexington, MA: Takeda; November, 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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