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Isentress (Raltegravir) - Indications and Dosage

 
 



INDICATIONS AND USAGE

ISENTRESS [Registered trademark of MERCK & CO., Inc.
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in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced adult patients who have evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to multiple antiretroviral agents.

This indication is based on analyses of plasma HIV-1 RNA levels up through 48 weeks in two controlled studies of ISENTRESS. These studies were conducted in clinically advanced, 3-class antiretroviral (NNRTI, NRTI, PI) treatment-experienced adults.

The use of other active agents with ISENTRESS is associated with a greater likelihood of treatment response [see Clinical Studies].

The safety and efficacy of ISENTRESS have not been established in treatment-naïve adult patients or pediatric patients.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

For the treatment of patients with HIV-1 infection, the dosage of ISENTRESS is 400 mg administered orally, twice daily with or without food. During coadministration with rifampin, the recommended dosage of ISENTRESS is 800 mg twice daily with or without food.

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

400 mg pink, oval shaped, film-coated tablets with "227" on one side.

HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

ISENTRESS tablets 400 mg are pink, oval-shaped, film-coated tablets with “227” on one side. They are supplied as follows:

NDC  0006-0227-61 unit-of-use bottles of 60.

No. 3894

Storage and Handling

Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature.

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