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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Prezista* used for?
Generic for Prezista* (Darunavir) is an anti-retroviral drug indicated for the treatment of HIV infection. This medicine is used in combination with other anti-HIV medications, such as ritonavir, to slow the progression of HIV. Generic for Prezista* belongs to a class of medications called protease inhibitors. Generic for Prezista* works by preventing HIV cells from multiplying in the blood, thereby reducing the amount of HIV in your body. Generic for Prezista* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Prezista*?
The dosage of Generic for Prezista* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Prezista* tablet should be taken with food.
Take Generic for Prezista* medicine with a full glass of water. Swallow the Generic for Prezista* tablet whole. Do not split or chew the tablet.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Prezista*?
If you are taking Generic for Prezista* once a day and you have missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is within 12 hours before the time for your next dose. If you are taking a twice-daily dose of Generic for Prezista* and you have missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is within 6 hours before the time for your next dose. Otherwise, in either dosage, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Prezista*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Prezista*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Prezista*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Prezista*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Prezista*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Prezista* can interact with blood thinners, cholesterol-lowering medications, erectile dysfunction medications, antibiotics, antifungal medications, antidepressants, anti-arrhythmic drugs, seizure medications, steroids, certain cancer drugs, heart or blood pressure medicines and certain other HIV/AIDS medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Prezista*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Prezista* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Prezista* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Prezista* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Prezista* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Prezista* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mild stomach pain, heartburn and headache. Some of the serious side effects of Generic for Prezista* may include skin rash, high blood sugar, severe tiredness, trouble breathing and dark urine. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Prezista*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Prezista*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Prezista* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Prezista*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Prezista*?
How will Generic for Prezista* work in my body??
How should Generic for Prezista* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Prezista* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Prezista* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Generic for Prezista* helps control HIV infection but does not cure. Generic for Prezista* does not prevent passing HIV to others.
Store Generic for Prezista* tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat.