Rescriptor

(delavirdine)

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Treats HIV infection.

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Rescriptor (delavirdine) is a good alternative, but it's not a first-choice medicine due to its 3 times a day dosing and is not as effective compared to other HIV medications.

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

Upsides

  • People with mild to moderate kidney damage can use this medication.
  • Can take with or without food.
  • Can crush pill form and mix with water if you have trouble swallowing.
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Downsides

  • Doesn't prevent disease transmission, so you must use a condom during sex.
  • Must take at least 1 hour before or after antacids or didanosine.
  • There are multiple drug interactions with Rescriptor (delavirdine), so you must talk to your doctor before starting any new medications.
  • Have to take 3 times a day, so may not be convenient for some people.
  • Cannot use as part of an initial HIV regimen and only use in combination with other HIV medications.
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How it works

Rescriptor (delavirdine) is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). It treats HIV by stopping the virus from replicating within cells in your immune system.

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

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Rescriptor (delavirdine) for HIV infection

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  • Skin rash
  • Weakness/fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Upper respiratory infection
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Side effect rates for Rescriptor (delavirdine)

From 707 clinical trials of delavirdine when taken for hiv infection (400 mg tid)
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of delavirdine.

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Risks and Warnings for Rescriptor (delavirdine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Concurrent use of multiple medications

    Rescriptor (delavirdine) can interact with many other drugs. This might require adjusting the dose of Rescriptor (delavirdine) to prevent side effects. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medications or herbal supplements.

Common concerns from people taking Rescriptor (delavirdine)

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Interactions
  • Rescriptor (delavirdine) can interact with many other drugs. This might require adjusting the dose of Rescriptor (delavirdine) to prevent side effects. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medications or herbal supplements.
  • There are multiple drug interactions with Rescriptor (delavirdine), so you must talk to your doctor before starting any new medications.
Food
  • Take with or without food.
  • Can take with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • People with mild to moderate kidney damage can use this medication.