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Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

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Starting HIV Treatment: 7 Important Questions and Answers

When it comes to taking HIV medications, you may have a ton of questions: When’s the best time to start? What are the best meds to start with? Do I really need to be on meds at all? We’re here to answer those questions and put your mind at ease.

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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir) Img

An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir)

Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): RAL, raltegravir potassium Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors

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Raltegravir (Isentress) Img

Raltegravir (Isentress)

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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...

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Brand name: Isentress

Generic name: raltegravir, or RAL

Class: Integrase inhibitor (integrase strand transfer inhibitor, or INSTI)

Manufacturer: Merck and Co.,, (800) 622-4477

AWP: $1,171.31/month

Standard Dose: One 400 mg film...

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