Prezista

(darunavir)

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Treats HIV infection.

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Our bottom line

Prezista (darunavir) is one of the first-choices for treatment of HIV because it has fewer side-effects compared to other medicines that work like it.

Quick facts about Prezista
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 800mg tablets
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$1501.09

Upsides

  • Prezista (darunavir) is a good choice for those newly diagnosed HIV.
  • May be used in combination with other HIV medicines if you have been accidentally exposed to HIV by a needle-stick.
  • Available as a liquid solution and can be used for children as young as 3 years old.

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Downsides

  • Need to take together with a booster like Norvir.
  • Doesn't work as well for those with longstanding HIV.
  • Can affect your cholestorol and blood sugar levels.

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How it works

Prezista (darunavir) is a protease inhibitor, which prevents maturation of new HIV virion.

Quick facts about Prezista
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Prezista (darunavir) for HIV treatment

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Side effect rates for Prezista (darunavir)

From 343 clinical trials of Prezista when taken for hiv treatment
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Physical weakness

Risks and Warnings for Prezista (darunavir)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of liver damage
    • Alcohol intake

    Prezista (darunavir) can damage your liver. Your doctor will draw blood tests to check your liver regularly. Talk to your doctor right away if you notice yellowing of the skin, or dark urine.

Common concerns from people taking Prezista (darunavir)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Prezista (darunavir) can damage your liver. Your doctor will draw blood tests to check your liver regularly. Talk to your doctor right away if you notice yellowing of the skin, or dark urine.