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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
ISENTRESS (Raltegravir) is an oral medication prescribed to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. In people with HIV infection, the virus attacks the cells of their immune system. If left untreated, they develop Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
When the HIV virus enters the body, it hijacks cells of the immune system. It then uses these cells to replicate. ISENTRESS works by preventing HIV viruses from reproducing. If treated early, ISENTRESS and other medications can help push HIV infection in remission.
To be effective, ISENTRESS must be taken exactly as prescribed every day.
For people just starting the medication, they can take it either:
Patients who have been using ISENTRESS for awhile should take 400 mg twice daily.
The active ingredient in ISENTRESS is raltegravir.
Drug interactions with ISENTRESS can be severe. Some interactions create a harmful combination where too much drug is in the body. Some interactions reduce the amount in the body and make the drug ineffective.
The following drugs interact with ISENTRESS:
ISENTRESS is known to cause rare and serious skin reactions. Tell your doctor right away if you get a rash or skin problems after starting ISENTRESS.
Pregnant patients should only use the twice-daily dosing of ISENTRESS.
Your doctor should monitor for Immune Reconstitution Syndrome while taking ISENTRESS.
Patients with phenylketonuria should use caution while taking chewable ISENTRESS because it contains phenylalanine.
Common ISENTRESS side effects include:
Isentress [package insert]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck; 2007.