Isentress

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Isentress

Drug Info for isentress

Raltegravir is used along with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults and children who weigh at least 4.5 lbs (2 kg). Raltegravir is in a class of medications called HIV integrase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood. Although raltegravir does not cure HIV, it may decrease your chance of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related illnesses such as serious infections or cancer. Taking these medications along with practicing safer sex and making other life-style changes may decrease the risk of transmitting (spreading) the HIV virus to other people.

Isentress is a prescription medication used to treat HIV infection. There is not currently a generic version of Isentress available. The Isentress 400 mg cost for a supply of 60 tablets is about $1,773. You can use our OptionRx savings offer to get an average Isentress discount of up to 80% off of the retail price at participating pharmacies near you.

  • Isentress HD
  • Isentress
  • Powder for Suspension
  • Tablet
  • Chewable Tablet

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Chewable tablet: You may chew or swallow the tablet whole. If you have trouble chewing the 25-mg chewable tablet: Place the tablet in a clean cup and add 5 milliliters (ml) of liquid (including water, juice, or breast milk).Use a spoon to crush any remaining tablet and take the medicine right away.You may add another 5 ml of liquid if any part of the medicine is left in the cup, mix and drink right away.

Film-coated tablet: Swallow the tablet whole.

Suspension: Dissolve one single-use packet in 10 milliliters (mL) of water.Mix the medicine by swirling the mixing cup carefully and slowly in a circle for 45 seconds. Do not shake the cup.Use the dosing syringe that comes with the package to measure the right dose.Take the dose within 30 minutes after you mix the liquid medicine.Throw away any remaining liquid medicine.

Do not change the dose or stop using this medicine without checking first with your doctor. If you stop the medicine even for a short time, the virus may become harder to treat. Contact your doctor or pharmacist when your supply is running low so you do not run out.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Store the chewable tablets and film-coated tablets in the original package with the bottle tightly closed. Do not open the foil packet of powder for suspension until you are ready to use it.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use if you had an allergic reaction to raltegravir.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or if you have liver disease, an infection, phenylketonuria (PKU), or a history of muscle problems (including myopathy or rhabdomyolysis).

Do not breastfeed. You can spread HIV or AIDS to your baby through your breast milk.

This medicine may cause the following problems: Serious skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosisMyopathy (muscle weakness)Rhabdomyolysis (muscle problem that could lead to kidney problem)

Your immune system may get stronger when you start taking HIV medicines. This could cause a hidden infection in your body to become active. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any changes in your health.

Always practice safe sex, even if your partner also has HIV. If you stop taking this medicine or do not take it as prescribed, you may spread HIV to others. Do not reuse or share needles, or other items, that may have blood or body fluids on them.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Some medicines can affect how raltegravir works. Tell your doctor if you also use any of the following:Carbamazepine, etravirine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, tipranavir/ritonavir, zidovudineAntacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesiumMedicine to lower cholesterol (including fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, statins)

Do not take this medicine together with an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium. Wait at least 2 hours before or after you take raltegravir to take an antacid.

This medicine may cause the following problems: Severe skin or allergic reactions (may be life-threatening)MyopathyRhabdomyolysis (which can cause kidney problems)

Your immune system may get stronger when you start taking HIV medicine. Sometimes the immune system will start to fight an infection or other health problem, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any changes in your health.

This medicine will not keep you from giving HIV to others. Always practice safe sex, even if your partner also has HIV. Do not share needles or other items that may have blood or body fluids on them.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • Blistering, peeling, severe skin rash
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
  • Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, joint pain
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headache, dizziness
Frequently Asked Questions

Isentress is an HIV integrase inhibitor meaning that it works to decrease the amount of HIV in the blood. It does this by blocking the body’s production of HIV integrase, an enzyme needed to replicate the HIV virus. Although Isentress will not cure HIV, when used along with other antiretroviral medicines, it can decrease the likelihood of the body acquiring AIDS.

While there are alternative drugs available on the market to treat HIV infection, there is not a drug similar to Isentress currently available.

The average Isentress cost depends on several things: your insurance coverage, your daily dosage, and the pharmacy where you shop. However, without insurance, the price is very high and averages about $1,773 for a supply of 60 Isentress 400 mg tablets.

There is not currently a generic version of Isentress available. To help save on the high Isentress price, use OptionRx’s coupon card when purchasing Isentress at your local pharmacy.

Isentress is available in 400 mg film-coated tablets, 100 mg or 25 mg chewable tablets, and single-use oral suspension packets of 100 mg. Typical daily dosage is twice daily. Consult your doctor for specific instructions.

There are multiple ways to save on your Isentress costs. The Merck Patient Assistance Program provides support to uninsured patients while the manufacturer of Isentress offers a coupon that could help save eligible patients up to $6,800 annually. You can also use OptionRx’s free coupon. Customers typically find that they save more by using our OptionRx savings card.