Maraviroc Tablets are indicated to help control HIV infections. This helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can function well. Maraviroc lowers your chance of getting HIV complications such as new infections or cancer. This medication may be used in people 2 years of age and older. Maraviroc is always used in combination with other HIV medicines.
How do Maraviroc Tablets work?
Maraviroc works by blocking HIV from entering human cells. Specifically, Maraviroc is a slowly reversible, selective, small molecule antagonist of the interaction between human CCR5 and HIV. This selectively binds to the human chemokine receptor CCR5 present on the membrane of CD4 cells. This prevents the interaction of HIV-1 and CCR5 necessary for CCR5-tropic HIV-1 to enter cells.
Why use Maraviroc Tablets?
Maraviroc Tablets belongs to the class of anti-HIV medications called entry inhibitors. This helps improve the quality of your life. Maraviroc is a film-coated tablet for oral use. Each tablet contains 25 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg, or 300 mg of Maraviroc. This prescription is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Maraviroc Tablets?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response. It is very important that you take the medicine exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take more or less than it is given by your doctor.
Maraviroc Tablets are to be taken by mouth. You may take each dose with or without a meal. Usually, Maraviroc is taken twice a day. The tablet is to be swallowed as a whole with a full glass of water. Do not break or chew it. Don’t forget to take it at the same time each day.
What are the side effects of Maraviroc Tablets?
- Cold symptoms
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not share this medication with others even they have the same situation as yours.
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. If an allergic reaction occurs, call for medical help right away and stop using the medicine.
- Do not breastfeed if you are taking Maraviroc.
- Consult your doctor if you are pregnant before using it.
- If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
- Inform your doctor if you have liver problems or kidney disease.
- Limit alcoholic beverages while having this treatment.