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Isentress : Raltegravir 400 mg Tablets

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Brand Name : Isentress
Composition : Raltegravir
Manufactured by : MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Strength : 400 mg
Form : Tablets
Packing : Pack of 60 Tablets

Prescription Required *

What is Isentress 400 mg Tablet ?

Isentress 400 mg is manufactured by one of the most famous pharmaceutical companies known as MSD Pharmaceuticals. Isentress contains Raltegravir as active substance. It is a prescription HIV medicine and can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional.

When is Isentress 400 mg Tablet prescribed ?

Isentress (Raltegravir) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used along with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - the virus that can cause the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

How Does Isentress (Raltegravir) Tablet Work ?

Raltegravir belongs to a class (group) of HIV drugs called integrase inhibitors. Integrase inhibitors block an HIV enzyme called integrase. By blocking integrase, integrase inhibitors prevent HIV from multiplying and can reduce the amount of HIV in the body.

What are the adverse effects of Isentress 400 mg Tablets ?

Isentress may cause some side effects. Most side effects from this HIV medicine are common, but a few can be serious. Side-effects may vary for each individual depending on the person's disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Raltegravir :

Common Side Effects of Isentress Tablets : Headache ; Tiredness/Fatigue ; Cough ; Fever ; Rash ; Muscle pain ; Diarrhea ; Stomach pain ; Constipation ; Dizziness ; Trouble sleeping ; Itching ; Depression etc.

Serious Side Effects of Isentress Tablets : Decreased Blood Platelets ; Severe chest pain ; Loss of appetite ; Dark urine ; Difficulty breathing ; Swelling of the face and throat; Abdominal cramps etc.

These are not all the possible side effects of Raltegravir 400mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

What are the safety measures of Isentress 400 mg ?

Before Taking Isentress HIV drug, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :

Isentress may be harmful in pregnancy and there is a potential risk of miscarriage or carrying a child with birth defects if you or your partner becomes pregnant during this time. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Also tell your pharmacist if you plan to become pregnant at any time in the future, because Raltegravir may remain in your body for years after you stop taking it.
You should not be taken Isentress, if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. This is because the drugs could be passed to your baby through breast milk. As this drug may cause serious side effects in a breast-fed baby, talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Your doctor will do regular blood tests to check for side effects of Isentress. Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatment is working.
Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Isentress; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your health care provider for more details.
If you take Raltegravir, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that's tailored for your needs.
If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of this hiv medicine may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
If you miss a dose of Isentress 400mg, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Taking a single dose of expired Isentress Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you've had a medicine for a while, check the expiry date before using it. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Before using Isentress, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of : kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); liver disease; mental illness or depression; hepatitis etc.

What are the storage instructions for Isentress 400 mg?

Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.

• Store Raltegravir at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
• Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
• Keep Isentress film-coated tablets in the container that they came in and keep the container tightly closed.
• Do not use it if the original seal over the container opening is broken or missing.
• Keep Isentress in a cool and dry place. Do not store it or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave it in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines

Prescription Required:

In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.


The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


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