Isentress (Raltegravir Potassium)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Australia. Shipped from Australia.
Isentress HD (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Australia. Shipped from Australia. Isentress is also marketed internationally under the name Isentress HD.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Raltegravir Potassium Information
(ral teg' ra veer)
Before taking raltegravir,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to raltegravir, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in raltegravir products. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antacids containing calcium, magnesium, or aluminum (Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, others); carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol, Teril); cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, in Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altoprev), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor, in Vytorin); etravirine (Intelence); fenofibrate (Antara, Lipofen, Tricor, others); gemfibrozil (Lopid); phenobarbital; phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, in Rifater), tipranavir (Aptivus) with ritonavir (Norvir); and zidovudine (Retrovir, others). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you being treated with dialysis (medical treatment to clean the blood when the kidneys are not working properly), or if you have or have ever had hepatitis, high blood cholesterol or triglycerides (fatty substances in the blood ), muscular disease or swelling of the muscles, or rhabdomyolysis (a skeletal muscle condition).
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking raltegravir, call your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. You should not breastfeed if you are infected with HIV or if you are taking raltegravir.
- if you have phenylketonuria (PKU, an inherited condition in which a special diet must be followed to prevent mental retardation), you should know that the chewable tablets contain aspartame that forms phenylalanine.
- you should know that while you are taking medications to treat HIV infection, your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight other infections that were already in your body. This may cause you to develop symptoms of those infections. If you have new or worsening symptoms during your treatment with raltegravir.
- stomach pain
- abnormal dreams
- muscle pain or tenderness
- muscle weakness
- dark or cola-colored urine
- chest pain or pressure
- skin blisters or peeling
- swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles, or arms
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- extreme tiredness
- mouth lesions
- red, itchy, or swollen eyes
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- pale stools
- loss of appetite
- fast heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- fever, sore throat, cough, chills, and other signs of infection
- lack of energy
- unexplained weight gain
- decrease in amount of urine
- swelling around the feet, ankles, or legs