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HIV Drug Chart (Overview)

December 19, 2014

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Integrase Inhibitors

Isentress

Brand Name: Isentress
Other Name(s): RGV
Generic Name(s): Raltegravir
Class of Drug: Integrase inhibitors
Common Side Effects: Diarrhea, nausea, headaches, trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects: Liver toxicity, elevated levels of a muscle enzyme called creatine kinase, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rash accompanied by fever, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, facial and tongue swelling)
Special Considerations: Should be used with caution by people who are at increased risk for muscle disorders and destruction of muscle tissue. Contact your health care provider if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness.
Pregnancy: No information in human pregnancy
Women-Specific Information: A recent study conducted by Merck showed Isentress to be safe and effective in women and blacks
Who Produces the Drug: Merck
Web Site for Drug Info: www.isentress.com
Patient Assistance: Isentress Patient Assistance (SUPPORT)

1-800-850-3430

Co-pay Program

Tivicay

Brand Name: Tivicay
Other Name(s): DTG
Generic Name(s) Dolutegravir
Class of Drug: Integrase inhibitors
Common Side Effects: Headache, trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects: Lipodystrophy, liver problems, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rash accompanied by fever, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, facial and tongue swelling)
Special Considerations: People with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C may have an increased chance of developing new or worsening changes in liver tests during treatment with dolutegravir
Pregnancy: No information in human pregnancy
Women-Specific Information:  
Who Produces the Drug: Viiv Healthcare
Web Site for Drug Info: Tivicay
Patient Assistance: Viiv Healthcare Patient Assistance Program

http://www.viivhealthcareforyou.com/

877-784-4842

Viiv Patient Savings Card

Vitekta

Brand Name: Vitekta
Other Name(s): EVG
Generic Name(s) Elvitegravir
Class of Drug: Integrase inhibitors
Common Side Effects: Diarrhea, nausea, headache
Serious Side Effects: Liver toxicity, elevated levels of a muscle enzyme called creatine kinase, depression, suicidal thoughts, trouble sleeping, blood in the urine, increased cholesterol and/or triglycerides and/or blood sugar
Special Considerations: Vitekta contains lactose, a sugar commonly found in milk. Speak with your provider if you are lactose intolerant.
Pregnancy: No information in human pregnancy
Women-Specific Information: Because Vitekta affects the levels of some hormonal contraceptives, talk to your health care provider about changing to or adding other methods of contraception if you take Vitekta. It is not known if Vitekta passes through to breast milk and what effect, if any, it may have on infants.
Who Produces the Drug: Gilead
Web Site for Drug Info: Prescribing information for Vitekta
Patient Assistance:  

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