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Raltegravir will not stop the spread of HIV to others.
Raltegravir is not a cure for HIV.
Raltegravir is prescribed with other medicines to treat HIV.
Raltegravir is an antiretroviral medicine.
Raltegravir is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to raltegravir, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have liver disease;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Raltegravir with any of the following drugs:
- Medicines for stomach problems like cimetidine, famotidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole;
- Medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin;
Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor.
HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups.
You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Raltegravir side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine;
- Suicidal thoughts or other mood changes;
- Stomach pain;
- Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Muscle pain or weakness;
- Increased hunger or thirst;
- Fever or chills, sore throat;
- Feeling anxious, depressed, or paranoid;
- Dark urine;
- Breathing problems;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;