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Brand name: Isentress TM

Active ingredients: raltegravir

What it is used for

ISENTRESS, 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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Pale orange, oval shaped tablet scored on both sides: one side is imprinted with the Merck logo and '477' on either side of the score.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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.

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