WHAT IS ISENTRESS ?
Isentress 400mg is known as an integrase inhibitor. It blocks the virus from growing and infecting more cells. It is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body.
MEDICINE USES :
Raltegravir is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
nausea; headache, dizziness; tired feeling; or sleep problems (insomnia)
Raltegravir may cause a severe skin reaction that can be fatal. Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have a fever, general ill feeling, muscle or joint pain, extreme tiredness, trouble breathing, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.