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Isentress 400Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Raltegravir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Isentress 400Mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of HIV infection in adults. Isentress 400Mg Tablet is most commonly used in combination with other HIV medicines. Isentress 400Mg Tablet belongs to the class (group) of HIV drugs called integrase inhibitors. These inhibitors block the HIV enzyme called integrase. By blocking these integrase, integrase inhibitors prevent the HIV virus from multiplying and thus can reduce the amount of HIV in the body. Though HIV medicines can’t cure HIV/AIDS, but by taking a combination of HIV medicines which are called an HIV regimen, every day helps patients with HIV live longer, healthier lives. The taking of HIV medicines also reduce the risk of HIV transmission.

Isentress 400Mg Tablet should not be taken if: you are allergic to Isentress 400Mg Tablet or any other related medicines. If you have liver problems or a history of a muscle disorder. If you have a high level of creatine kinase. If you have phenylketonuria. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Serious side effects of Isentress 400Mg Tablet include allergic reactions, skin reactions and liver problems. Isentress 400Mg Tablet Is available as 400-mg film-coated tablets, 25-mg and 100-mg chewable tablets, 100-mg single-use packets for oral suspension.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Hiv Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Zepdon 400mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Isentress 400Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

This medication works by targeting integrase, which is an HIV enzyme that combines the viral genetic component into human chromosomes, a crucial process in the pathogenesis of HIV. The medicine is metabolized through glucuronidation.

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