Isentress (Raltegravir) and/or equivalents
Isentress 400mgSource Country: India
Shipped From: India Manufacturer: Merck
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- This item requires a prescription from your doctor
Description of Isentress
Isentress is an antiviral medication used to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a patient’s body. This drug specifically treats HIV which could lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. The generic name of this antiviral drug is Raltegravir.
This medication is available as Isentress 400mg which contains 434.4 mg of raltegravir potassium. It contains the following inactive ingredients: calcium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, lactose monohydrate, sodium stearyl fumarate, hypromellose 2208, microcrystalline cellulose, butylated hydroxytoluene, and magnesium state. In addition, the film coating of Isentress 400mg tablet contains talc, polyethylene glycol 3350, titanium dioxide, polyvinyl alcohol, and red and black iron oxide.
Indications & Dosage of Isentress
Isentress in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infection in adult patients. The recommended dose of this drug to treat HIV-1 infected patients is Isentress 400mg twice a day with or without food. The recommended dose of this drug if co-administered with rifampin is Isentress 800mg twice a day with or without food.
Isentress therapy should be immediately stopped if a patient exhibits severe symptoms of an allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat. An AIDS patient should strictly remain under the observation of a doctor.
Side Effects & Interactions of Isentress
Few of the less serious side effects reported in HIV patients who buy Isentress are:
- Tired feeling
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- Alterations in location or shape of body fat especially in the legs, neck, trunk, face and breasts
An HIV patient should immediately consult a doctor if the following severe side effects are exhibited by him or her during therapy:
- Pale skin and easy bleeding or bruising
- Signs of a new infection like chills, cough, flu symptoms and fever
- Sore throat and headache with severe peeling and red skin rash
- Confusion, drowsiness, lower back pain, increased thirst, reduced or no urination
- Depression and unusual thoughts
- Stomach pain, nausea, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, yellowing of the eyes and skin
- Muscle pain, weakness with fever or flu symptoms
You should not buy Isentress online if you are allergic to it or have a history of mental illness, a muscle disorder, liver or kidney disease.
Pregnant women should take Isentress only after consulting a doctor. HIV can pass on to a baby if Isentress is not taken properly during pregnancy. Nursing mothers infected with AIDS should not breastfeed their baby since the HIV virus may be passed to the child through breast milk.
Warnings & Precautions of Isentress
A patient should take other medicines such as rifampin, rifamate, Phenobarbital and cholesterol medications like atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin, etc. only with the prescription of a doctor. Moreover, other drugs such as over-the-counter, prescription, vitamin and herbal products may interact with Isentress and lead to adverse reactions in a patient.
Taking Isentress will not prevent a person infected with HIV from passing HIV to other people. A patient should avoid having unprotected sex or share toothbrushes or razors. An HIV patient should consult a doctor about the safe ways to avoid HIV transmission during sex.