Active ingredients: raltegravir
What it is used for
ISENTRESS or ISENTRESS HD, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, is indicated for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection in adults, adolescents and children from the age of 2 years. This indication is based on analyses of plasma HIV-1 RNA levels in controlled studies of ISENTRESS (see CLINICAL TRIALS). The indication in paediatric patients is based on the evaluation of safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic parameters and efficacy of ISENTRESS through at least 24 weeks in a multicentre, open label, non-comparative study in HIV-1 infected, treatment experienced children and adolescents 2 to 18 years of age. The use of other active antiretroviral agents in combination with ISENTRESS is associated with a greater likelihood of treatment response (see CLINICAL TRIALS). There are no study results demonstrating the effect of ISENTRESS on clinical progression of HIV-1 infection.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on July 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient raltegravir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems