the package insert of the medicine Celsentri. Therapeutic class of antiretroviral. Active principlesMaraviroque.
Celsentri is indicated for the treatment of AIDS, in adult patients infected with HIV-1 CCR5 – tropic.
How to use?
The quantities of Celsentri use, and the duration of treatment depend on the problem to be treated, the disease state and other medications you are taking together with Celsentri should be indicated by your doctor.
Generally, the recommended dose of Celsentri ranges from 150 mg, 300 mg or 600 mg, administered 2 times per day, according to medical indication.
The tablets should be swallowed along with a glass of water, without breaking or chewing.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Celsentri may include diarrhea, malaise, stomach pain, gas, bad digestion, headaches, sleep alterations, depression, hives on the skin, feeling of weakness, anemia, loss of appetite, and changes in the results of blood tests.
How it works?
Is an antiretroviral that prevents the entry of HIV-1 in blood cells healthy by blocking the receptor CCR5, one of the ports of entry of HIV into healthy cells, present in blood cells. By blocking this receptor, Celsentri prevents the entry of the AIDS virus, HIV-1 CCR5-tropic, in the cells, reducing the amount of HIV in the body and improving the defense system of the body.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before you use Celsentri, you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant, have a history of problems or diseases in the liver such as hepatitis chronic type B or C, you have low blood pressure, low blood pressure to raise, tuberculosis, infections, fungal severe, has a history of problems or disease in the kidneys, heart or circulatory system, have more than 65 years or if you are taking other medicines, including herbal medications or without prescription.
During the treatment, if you feel symptoms such as stiffness, pains in the joints, difficulty in movement, symptoms of infection, muscle weakness, changes in heartbeat, tremors or hyperactivity, you should discontinue the treatment and consult the doctor. In addition, during treatment with Celsentri, there is also the risk of contracting opportunistic infections, autoimmune diseases or other complications that occur due to treatment.
During treatment with Celsentri should take special caution before driving a motor vehicle or machinery, because this medicine can cause dizziness.
Celsentri does not cure HIV infection or AIDS, and patients treated with Celsentri are still at risk of transmitting the HIV virus to other people. In addition, women with aids should not breastfeed their babies because HIV infection can be transmitted through breast milk.
The treatment should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment must be respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In the case of taking excessive Celsentri, you must go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.