"Isentress"( raltegravir): price, analogues. How to buy Isentress cheaper?
"Isentress" is a medicinal product belonging to the antiviral group. Use it in HIV therapy. The main active substance of the drug - raltegravir - suppresses HIV-integrase, an enzyme that ensures the reproduction of viral particles in the human body. Thus, "Isentress" allows effectively to restrain the development of the disease.
The drug is prescribed for patients with HIV infection, as a rule, as part of complex therapy. In addition, prescribing is possible if the previous antiretroviral drug complex is ineffective.
"Isentress": the price of
The cost of many drugs used to treat patients with HIV infection, it is difficult to call low. The same is true of the means of Isentress. Its cost in pharmacies in Moscow ranges from 25 000-49 000 rubles.
Why is this difference due? On "Isentress" the price is set depending on the dosage, the country of manufacture and the dosage form of the drug. So, the tablets with a dosage of 25 mg of the main active substance made in the USA are the cheapest. Tablets produced in the Netherlands, containing 400 mg of raltegravir, will cost the most. But still Isentress can be bought and much cheaper. In this case, you need to pay attention to the generics of the drug.
What are generics?
The so-called medicines manufactured by licensed pharmaceutical companies according to the formula of the original drugs. At the expense of what in this case the lower price is reached?
The fact is that the generic company does not spend large sums of money on formula development, drug testing and advertising. The recipe is already developed by the company that produces the original, it also conducts tests, the data of which are recognized valid for generics. That is why such remedies are absolutely safe and effective in the same way as original medicines.
Where can I get a generic?
The Indian pharmaceutical company with more than five years of experience offers you to buy the drugs necessary for treatment at lower prices. The difference in relation to the originals can be dozens of times.
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The drug should be appointed by a competent specialist with sufficient experience in the treatment of HIV infection. The doctor also chooses a dosage for each patient. As a rule, Isentress is administered at a dosage of 400 mg, two tablets per day.
You can apply the medicine regardless of meals.
Side effects and contraindications
"Isentress" can cause the following negative reactions:
- changing the clarity of vision;
- abdominal pain;
- acquired lipodystrophy;
- feeling of weakness.
Isentress is not assigned to patients in childhood, pregnant and lactating women, as well as to persons who have individual intolerance to the components of the drug.