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Isentress

Common Name: raltegravir (formerly MK-0518) Brand Name: Isentress Class: HIV integrase inhibitor (also called integrase strand transfer inhibitor or INSTI) Standard dose: One 400 mg film-coated tablet twice a day. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,074.64 / month ...
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Isentress with Nexium

Hello,I am a 46 year old male,HIV+,and allready been on Atripla for the past 3 years.Recently my doctor suggestet a change to Isentress + Truvada regime,in order to overcome the common side effects of Stocrin.My problem is that lately (about 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello GG and thanks for your post.There should not be any significant drug-drug interaction between raltegravir (Isentress) and proton pump inhibitors, like omeprazole. FWIW, I have a few patients in my clinic who take both without incident. From... Read more »

use of isentress

Iam currently on reyataz truvada and norvir the reyataz cuases inbarresment with continious yelowness in the eyes my doctor suggest i change medication to Isentress and Truvada only is and currently take meds once daily how would the change over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Reyataz can cause elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin, which is produced by the liver. This in turn results in jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), which can be disconcerting, but is not dangerous. This side effect occurs in 4-9%... Read more »

PEP Truvada + Isentress

Hello. I am being prescribed Truvada and Isentress for an occupational needlestick exposure. The source patient was tested HIV negative yet he admitted to having unprotected heterosexual sex within the last six months. Initially I was prescribed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In our clinic we generally would not recommend PEP after a needlestick exposure to a px who tested HIV negative and who is at self reported low risk. I would not expect any significant long side effects after a 3-4 week course of raltegravir +... Read more »

Isentress with Nexium

Hello,I am a 46 year old male,HIV+,and allready been on Atripla for the past 3 years.Recently my doctor suggested a change to Isentress + Truvada regime,in order to overcome the common side effects of Stocrin.My problem is that lately (about 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for the post.The subject of potential drug-drug interactions is very important; to this end, it's always good to check before adding a new medication or supplement to one's medical regimen.I agree with your doctor. There's no data... Read more »
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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir --> Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): MK-0518, MK0158, RAL Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Raltegravir, also known as Isentress and MK-0518, is a type of medicine called an integrase inhibitor. Integrase... Read more »
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Raltegravir (Isentress)

What Is Raltegravir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Raltegravir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Raltegravir? Raltegravir (Isentress)... Read more »
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isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 1 Reply
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According to the doctor it's because of Immune Reconstitution... Read more »