What is Isentress (Raltegravir) used for?
Isentress (Raltegravir) is an antiviral medicine. It prevents the multiplication of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) through the body. Isentress (Raltegravir) can be used used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adults and children.
How should I use Isentress (Raltegravir)?
Each pack of Isentress contains 60 x 400mg tablets.
Most adults will be given a daily dose of one 400mg tablet. Follow the dosing instructions provided by your doctor.
Isentress tablets are film-coated. They should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Isentress can be taken with or without water.
What are the side effects of Isentress (Raltegravir)?
Isentress (Raltegravir) can cause some unwanted side effects. The most commonly reported side effects include diarrhea, nausea, headache, and insomnia.
Rash has also been reported as a side effect of Isentress. These rashes usually go away without any change in treatment. In a small number of patients, these rashes can become serious. If you develop rash, call your doctor as soon as possible.
In rare cases, patients have had abnormally elevated levels of creatine kinase (a muscle enzyme) in their blood. If there is an increased risk of muscle problems like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis, use Isentress with caution.
Isnetress can result in potentially fatal skin rashes or liver problems. If you notice any rash or sign of liver damage, contact your doctor immediately.
Before taking Isentress, make sure your doctor is aware of any medical conditions, particularly if you have kidney or liver disease, or are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Tell you doctor of all medicines you are taking (including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines or supplements).