Information about Darunavir

Darunavir Uses

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

Diarrhea, Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), Increased triglyceride level in blood, Nausea
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Available Medicine for Darunavir

ViremEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
10549 to ₹105862 variant(s)
DaruvirCipla Ltd
10500 to ₹130002 variant(s)
DanavirHetero Drugs Ltd
2750 to ₹110003 variant(s)

Expert advice for Darunavir

  • Darunavir should be taken with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Darunavir

Darunavir

Q. Does Darunavir cause hair loss?

Darunavir doesn’t seem to have the potential for causing hair loss.

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