DARUNAVIR is an HIV protease inhibitor indicated for the treatment of:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): in adults and children 3 years of age and older. Darunavir is always used in combination with the HIV medicine ritonavir (Norvir) and other HIV medicines. This prescription medication was approved by the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Dosage and Side Effects
Darunavir should be taken orally at about the same time each day, either with or without food. Darunavir tablets should be swallowed whole with water. The tablets should not be opened, broken, or chewed.
Note:- The dose should be taken according to the consent of your healthcare providers.
Most common side effects of Darunavir include fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, Diarrhea, nausea, rash, tenderness on your right side below your ribs, muscle or joint pain, tiredness, mouth sore, red eyes, headache, tea colored urine, abdominal pain and vomiting.
What are the uses of Darunavir?
Darunavir, is mainly prescribed for HIV infection.
What are the ingredients used in the composition of Darunavir tablets?
The active ingredient in the medicine is darunavir ethanolate, and the inactive ingredients are colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose.
How does Darunavir work?
Darunavir medicine is an inhibitor of the HIV-1 protease. It selectively inhibits the cleavage of HIV-1 encoded Gag-Pol polyproteins in infected cells. Therefore it prevents the formation of mature virus particles.
What should one tell the healthcare provider before taking Darunavir?
Before taking medicine, Darunavir, one should run a medical checkup and acknowledge the healthcare provider of the medical history of all allergies and health-related problems.
What are the common side effects of Darunavir
- Increased Cholesterol
- Increased Triglycerides
What are the different strengths or dosage forms of Darunavir?
- Darunavir 800mg
- Darunavir 600mg
- Darunavir 150mg
- Darunavir 75mg