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An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

August 23, 2013

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What should I do if I forget a dose?

For people who take darunavir one time a day: If you miss a dose by less than 12 hours, take your missed dose of darunavir right away. Then take your next dose at your regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, wait and then take the next dose at your regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.

For people who take darunavir two times a day: If you miss a dose by less than 6 hours, take your missed dose of darunavir right away. Then take your next dose at your regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose by more than 6 hours, wait and then take the next dose at your regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.


What side effects can darunavir cause?

Darunavir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems and severe skin reactions or rash. (See the WARNING above.)

Other possible side effects of darunavir include:

  • Diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
  • Changes in body fat (lipodystrophy).
  • Changes in the immune system (immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome).
  • Increased bleeding in people with hemophilia.

Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of darunavir. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist for more information on possible side effects of darunavir.


How should darunavir be stored?

  • Store darunavir tablets and oral suspension at room temperature, 77°F (25°C). Avoid high heat.
  • Do not refrigerate or freeze darunavir oral suspension. Store the oral suspension in its original container.
  • Safely throw away darunavir that is no longer needed or expired (out of date).
  • Keep darunavir and all medicines out of reach of children.


Where can I find more information about darunavir?

More information about darunavir is available:


Manufacturer Information

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
800-526-7736

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