Raltegravir is used in the treatment of HIV infections
How it Works
Raltegravir is an antiretroviral medicine, which slows the progress of HIV infection, but it is not a cure.Raltegravir is an integrase inhibitor antiretroviral medicine. Raltegravir works by stopping an enzyme which is produced by the virus from working. The HIV virus produces the enzyme to help it multiply in the body, so by preventing the enzyme from working, raltegravir reduces the amount of HIV virus in the body. This helps to maintain the health of the immune system.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Raltegravir may suffer from such side effects; Insomnia, Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Diarrhoea, Fever, Extreme tiredness, Muscle or joint aches, Blisters or sores in mouth, Blisters or peeling of skin, Redness or swelling of eyes, Swelling of your mouth/face, Trouble breathing