ISENTRESS

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Isentress

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Brand name - Isentress
Generic name - Raltegravir 
Manufacturer - MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Strength - 400mg
Dosage - Tablet (Oral administration)
Packaging - Bottle
Indication - HIV infection
Prescription needed - Yes

Description

Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet is a prescription medicine. The active ingredient of Isentress tablets is Raltegravir. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against the virus and manage AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). It slows the growth of the virus in the body and reduces HIV-related symptoms, thereby improving the lifespan of individuals. This medicine is available at the best price in India. This medicine is available at the best price in India.

Pharmacodynamics 

Raltegravir works to inhibit HIV integrase to prevent the viral genome being incorporated into the human genome. It is primarily metabolized by glucuronidation. The molecular weight of Raltegravir is 444.4 g/mol. Its molecular formula is C20H21FN6O5. It targets integrase, an enzyme common to retroviruses that integrates the viral genetic material into human chromosomes.

Usage of Medicine

Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet is prescribed to treat HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. Also, it is not recommended for use in patients having a weight of less than 40 kg. It is available in the strength of 400mg in the form of tablets for oral administration. Take Isentress 400 mg tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It may be taken with or without food. Also, it should be taken regularly (without missing a dose) for better efficacy. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider in case you experience any side effects.

Interactions 

Medicine interactions should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking the Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet. 

Interaction with Alcohol

Interaction with Alcohol is unknown. Please consult your healthcare provider before consumption.

Interaction with Medicines

  • Rifampicin

  • Aluminium Hydroxide

  • Magnesium Hydroxide

  • Magnesium oxide

Disease Interaction

  • Hepatic impairment

 

Following are the side effects of Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet. Note that there can be other side effects also. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a medical practitioner if side effects occur or last longer than usual.

  • Dizziness

  • Unusual sweating

  • Skin rash

  • Itching

  • Indigestion 

  • Constipation

  • Redness of skin

  • Headache

  • Taste change

  • Blurred vision

  • Confusion

  • Weight loss

  • Sweating

  • Mood changes 

  • Nausea

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Stomach ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Blood in urine

  • Fast heartbeat

  • Irritation

  • Loss of appetite

  • Hoarseness

Normal Dose

Take Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet exactly in the same strength and duration as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not crush, break, chew or cut the tablet. Swallow it as a whole. Also, do not skip a dose.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider to get the needed help. Also, make sure to not double the dose strength to catch up.

Overdose

It is advisable to seek emergency medical help in case of overdose.

 

  • Make sure to consult your healthcare provider regarding your medical history, medicines you already take, and allergies (if any).

  • Administer Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet with utmost caution in patients having known kidney or/and liver disease.

  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding, make sure to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

  • Limit your sugar and salt intake.

  • After taking Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if side effects like blurred vision or dizziness occur and last longer than usual.

  • Blood glucose level should be closely monitored while consuming Isentress (Raltegravir) tablets.

Q1- What is Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet used for?

A- Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet is a prescription medicine, used in the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. It works to fight against the virus and manage AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

Q2- What are the possible side effects of Isentress (Raltegravir) tablets?

A- The common side effects of Isentress (Raltegravir) tablets are headache, nausea, taste change, stomach ache, peripheral neuropathy, diarrhea, fever, chills, blurred vision, weight loss, etc. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if side effects occur or last longer than usual.

Q3- What is the storage condition for Isentress (Raltegravir) tablets?

A- Store Isentress (Raltegravir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same container. Keep it away from children and pets.

Q4- Can I drive after taking this medicine?

A- After taking Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if side effects like blurred vision or dizziness occur and last longer than usual.

Q5- Can I take this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, taking Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet may not be safe. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

Q6- What should I avoid while consuming Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet?

A- Limit your sugar and salt intake because HIV may increase your chance of getting heart disease.

Q7- In what strength is Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet available?

A- Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet is available in the strength of 400mg.

Q8- Is Isentress (Raltegravir) a habit-forming medicine?

A- No, it is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q9- Can I take this medication in liver disease?

A- Take Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet with utmost caution if you have known liver disease. Also, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor beforehand.

Q10- Can I take this medication in kidney disease?

A- Take Isentress (Raltegravir) tablet with utmost caution if you have known kidney disease. Also, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor beforehand.

 

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