raltegravir (Isentress)

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GENERIC NAME: raltegravir

BRAND NAME: Isentress



USES: Raltegravir is a prescription HIV medicine used with other antiretroviral medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection in patients 4 weeks or age and older. Raltegravir does not cure the HIV-1 infection or AIDS. It works to reduce the viral load which is the amount of HIV virus in the blood.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of raltegravir include:

Other potential side effects of raltegravir include:

Some patients taking raltegravir experience serious skin and allergic reactions. These reactions can be severe or life-threatening if not treated promptly. Patients who develop any type of skin rash with other symptoms should call their doctor right away.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2016

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