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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 and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Isentress 400Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Muscle pain
Increased liver enzymes.
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.
Isentress 400Mg Tablet targets 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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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi please need your urgent assistance on what to be done, I recently had protected intercourse but Condom was not correctly put with a HIV positive person, which I got to know only on the next day, I started PEP by using Duovir within 30 hours and have completed 2 doses, I have not done any test yet as they said it would not be conclusive and to wait at least for 4 weeks, please advise on PEP treatment with Duovir and it's side effects and effectiveness and also optimum time to take it since not many doctors in my city are aware of this, I'm very scared since this was also my first time was never sexually active before this, please advise.

MBBS, DGO, PhD - HIV Medicine
HIV Specialist, Chandigarh
Hi please need your urgent assistance on what to be done, I recently had protected intercourse but Condom was not cor...
Hi! Welcome to Lybrate! PEP is effective, if started as early as possible, within 72 hours of the exposure and if continued regularly for 28 days. There could be minimal nausea or vomiting sensation when initiated with the combination which you have initiated. Before initiation, it is suggested to know your Baseline status of HIV and also for HBV and HCV. The PEP drugs for HIV are recommended to start only if Baseline status of HIV is Negative After completion of PEP, tests are recommended again at six weeks and if Negative, a confirmatory test at three months of last exposure. Please revert for any further information. Best wishes!
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HIV Infection and AIDS Treatment

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Sexologist, Delhi
HIV Infection and AIDS Treatment

If an HIV infection, treatment is primarily aimed at preventing evolve as long as possible and do not give way to the disease AIDS . In this case, the treatment is against HIV itself. If the emergence of AIDS and its accompanying diseases occur as a lung inflammation or bowel, treatment should include them. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that the immune system does not see further harmed. Many infected with HIV also have counseling and self-help centers with other affected. Drug Treatments Currently it has good information about certain steps in the single expansion of HIV infection. Thus, it has been possible to develop drugs that inhibit certain evolutions of cell infestation. HIV treatment is also called highly active antiretroviral therapy and its abbreviation is HAART. Specifically, this treatment includes the following medications: The entry inhibitors , which inhibit the entry of 'HIV virus' in human cells. VHI prevent adhesion of immune cells and / or dissolution of the viral envelope with the cell membrane (fusion). The excipient enfuvirtide eg prevents fusion. The reverse transcriptase inhibitor blocks a special top virus that can translate the genetic information of the virus (DNA) reverse transcriptase. This group of drugs includes, for example, substances such as lamivudine , the tenofovir or nevirapine . Another top virus, integrase, incorporating HIV DNA genetic information translated into immune cells. In this case, inhibitors of this enzyme, apply called integrase inhibitors . The drug raltegravir contains these integrase inhibitors. The protease inhibitors destroy other HIV enzyme, the HIV protease. If a cell is infected with HIV, forms a component of protein which could be born new HIV viruses. Protease HIV plays an important role in the composition of this protein. Inhibitors of this enzyme are involved in virus appear less capable of action in affected cells. Examples of protease inhibitors are drugs fosamprenavir , indinavir , nelfinavir, and ritonavir . Although 'AIDS' remains an incurable disease, it may be well with a combination therapy . This combination consists of at least three different drugs; usually several inhibitors of reverse transcriptase which are combined with a protease inhibitor.


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