Axentri is used in the treatment and management of HIV infections.
How it Works
Axentri is known as an antiviral medicine that prevents certain viral cells such as HIV from multiplying in the body. Axentri works by blocking a receptor called as CCR5 which HIV virus uses to enter and infect the human cells.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Axentri can include the symptoms below; Nausea, Weakness, Increased liver enzymes, Abdominal pain, Rash, Anemia, Insomnia, Flatulence, Loss of appetite, Depression
Axentri, Maraviroc Introduction.
Axentri is used for the treatment of HIV or AIDS infection where it works to decrease the amount of HIV and its effects in the body to allow for better and healthier living. Axentri not a cure for HIV or AIDS and only helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body. This helps to lower your risk of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines.
Axentri helps to prevent the HIV virus from multiplying in the body, Axentri helps to control the infection and helps your immune system work better. This lowers the chances of getting complications that comes along with HIV infections, such as new infections and improves your quality of life. Axentri is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. Axentri is not a cure of HIV or AIDS and Axentri should not be used to prevent HIV after accidental exposure to HIV. It is important that Axentri medicine is consumed as prescribed, following the dosage recommended by a doctor. Taking Axentri in the right doses and in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of your combination of medicines and reduces the chances of the HIV infection becoming resistant to antiretroviral medicines. However, it is important to note that taking Axentri will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people therefore extreme caution is still advised to be practiced during sexual intercourse.
How it Works
Axentri is a chemokine receptor antagonist. Axentri works by binding to the human chemokine receptor CCR5 that is present on the membrane of CD4 cells (T-cells) and prevents the interaction of HIV with CCR5 required by the HIV virus to enter the human cells.Axentri is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It prevents the entry of the HIV virus into the human body and thus controls the infection.
Axentri cannot cure HIV/AIDS, but taking Axentri every day helps people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. Axentri also reduce the risk of HIV transmission. If you are taking Axentri, do not cut down on, skip, or stop taking them unless your health care provider tells you to. Axentri is a type of antiretroviral drug that falls in the category of CCR5 receptor antagonist. Axentri is an entry inhibitor that blocks HIV from entering and infecting the immune system cells. Axentri works by attaching itself to the CCR5 coreceptor proteins on the surface of immune cells.
Dosage and administration
Axentri should be consumed in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow Axentri as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Axentri may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Axentri . Please consult your doctor. Before taking Axentri , tell your health care provider: If you are allergic to Axentri or any other medicines. If you have or have had liver problems, including a history of hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) or hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). If you have heart problems. If you have low blood pressure or take medicines to lower your blood pressure. If you have any other medical conditions. If you have kidney problems. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: Body aches or pain burning or stinging of the skin chills cough producing mucus coughing dizziness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position ear congestion Nausea Rash Anemia (low number of red blood cells) Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) Weakness Increased liver enzymes Abdominal pain Flatulence Loss of appetite Depression headache loss of voice pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones painful blisters on the trunk of the body painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals sneezing sore throat stuffy or runny nose tightness of the chest trouble breathing unusual tiredness or weakness
Administration to pregnant women and nursing mothers
Axentri is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies. Axentri is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Store Axentri tablets and oral solution at room temperature, 20°C to 25°C. Keep Axentri in the container that it came in and keep the container tightly closed.Do not use Axentri if the original seal over the container opening is broken or missing. Throw away Axentri that is expired (out of date).