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Brand Name(s) : Isentress
Raltegravir is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body.
Raltegravir is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Raltegravir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
The recommended dose is 400 mg orally twice a dayTreating HIV infection. It is used along with other HIV medicines.
Raltegravir is an HIV-1 integrase strand transfer inhibitor. It works by blocking HIV-1 integrase, an enzyme needed for the HIV virus to replicate.
Avoid taking an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take raltegravir. This includes antacids such as Acid Gone, Aldroxicon, Alternagel, Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Gelusil, Genaton, Maalox, Maldroxal, Milk of Magnesia, Mintox, Mylagen, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, Rolaids, Rulox, and others. Aluminum or magnesium antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb raltegravir.
Taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
Breastfeeding is not recommended during use of raltegravir. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Yes The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise HIV-infected women not to breastfeed to avoid postnatal transmission of HIV to a child who may not yet be infected.
Active Ingredient: Raltegravir