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raltegravir (Isentress)


Generic name: raltegravir

Brand names: Isentress

Class: Individual integrase inhibitors (INSTIs)


Common: Headache, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), decreased appetite, abnormal dreams, feeling sad, dizziness, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, tiredness, spinning sensation, diarrhoea, indigestion, fever, increased fat levels in blood.

Rare: hypersensitivity reaction, liver problems, kidney problems, anaemia, suicidal ideation, herpes infection including shingles, skin infections, swollen glands, diabetes, palpitations, joint pain.


400mg tablet.

Take 400mg twice a day.


Take with or without food.

*Last review: 25/09/2015 Next review: 30/09/2018

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