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Isentress (raltegravir)

Type of Drug: Integrase Inhibitor
This is the first approved drug in a class of drugs called integrase inhibitors. It works by blocking an enzyme that the virus needs in order to make more virus. The enzyme that it blocks is called HIV integrase.
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one 400 mg capsule, two times a day

  • Morning

    Isentress 400mg

    Isentress

  • Evening

    Isentress 400mg

    Isentress

Notes on taking this medication

  • Isentress interacts with certain tuberculosis medication. If you're being treated for TB or MAC, let your HIV provider know.

Side effects

  • Usually well tolerated; may cause nausea; diarrhea; headache; muscle aches; rash
  • Contact your doctor promptly if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness

See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects

My doctor's instructions

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