Edurant (Rilpivirine) is used along with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. This is indicated to help decrease the amount of HIV in your body. It is to help your immune system to work better. This medication will also help you lower your chance of getting HIV complications like cancer or new infections. This will improve your quality of life.
Edurant (Rilpivirine) is usually prescribed to people who have not taken any HIV medications before.
How does Edurant (Rilpivirine) work?
Edurant (Rilpivirine) works by blocking the action of this enzyme, thereby interfering with the conversion of viral RNA into DNA. This stops the virus from increasing.
There is no cure for HIV, but this drug is among some medicines that lower the amount of virus in the body help the immune system to recover. Therefore, it slows down or stops the progression of the disease from HIV to AIDS.
A combination of several anti-HIV medicines is required to fight HIV because the virus can become resistant to one agent very quickly. This is known as combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). It is also known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). This lessens the virus’s ability to replicate and multiply. This medication also helps prevent it from becoming resistant to treatment.
Why use Edurant (Rilpivirine)?
Edurant Tablets contains Rilpivirine as an active ingredient. It is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). This is available as tablets for oral use. Each tablet has 25mg of Rilpivirine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this treatment.
How to use Edurant (Rilpivirine)?
The recommended dosage is based on your condition, response, and other medications that you are taking.
Edurant Tablet is usually taken once a day. It is to be taken by mouth with a meal. Take it with a full glass of water. Take it at the same time every day. Take it exactly as it is prescribed.
What are the side effects of Edurant (Rilpivirine)?
- Stomach pain
- Skin rash
- Insomnia or sleep problems
- Depressive disorders
- Unusual dreams
Warnings and Precautions
- This drug works best when the amount of drug in your body is kept at a constant level. You should take this at evenly spaced intervals.
- Do not increase or change the dosing schedule without consulting your doctor.
- Keep this away from the reach of children.
- Store at room temperature.