Information about Darunavir
Darunavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
How darunavir works
Darunavir is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.
Common side effects of darunavir
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood
Available Medicine for Darunavir
- ₹10549 to ₹10587Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹10500 to ₹13000Cipla Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹5500 to ₹11000Hetero Drugs Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Darunavir
- Darunavir is not a cure for HIV infection and patients can still pass on HIV when taking this medicine.
- Taking darunavir may cause a skin rash; contact your doctor whenever you develop a rash.
- Caution is to be observed in patients taking raltegravir along with darunavir as it enhances the risk of developing rash by many folds.
- Inform your doctor before taking this drug if you are an elderly patient ? 65 years of age, if you had liver disease including hepatitis B or C or have hemophilia or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
- Tell your doctor if you have diabetes as darunavir can increase sugar levels in the blood.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms of infection (for example enlarged lymph nodes and fever), face changes in body fat like redistribution, accumulation or loss.
Frequently asked questions for Darunavir
Q. Does Darunavir cause hair loss?
Darunavir doesn’t seem to have the potential for causing hair loss.