Prezista medicine contains Darunavir Ethanolate as the main active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It is indicated for the treatment of HIV infection. It is manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, Janssen Products LP and made available in a dosage of 600 mg.
Manufacturer: Janssen Products LP
Active Ingredient: Active ingredient in the given medicine is Darunavir Ethanolate, which is a protease inhibitor used to treat HIV. This active component acts on the HIV aspartyl protease which the virus needs to cleave the HIV polyprotein into its functional fragments.
Indications: The mentioned protease inhibitor drug is used with other HIV medications to control HIV infection. This medicine reduces the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. It also lowers the chance of getting HIV complications like new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life. It must be given with certain other medications for instance cobicistat, ritonavir to increase the levels of a given medication.
Prezista does not cure HIV infection. It helps to decrease the risk of spreading HIV disease to others if taken precautions as advised by the doctor.
Action Mechanism: After the infection of HIV, a cell multiply and makes copies of itself, it uses an enzyme called protease to process itself correctly so it can be released from the cell to infect other cells. This type of medication works by blocking that enzyme. In effect, the cell cannot multiply and new cell formation is inhibited. In this way, HIV infection is controlled by this pill.
Dosages: This medicine is a protease inhibitor drug that treats HIV infections. It is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 600 mg: This conventional tablet must be taken once or twice a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This medicine is not recommended for children younger than 3 years due to the increased risk of serious side effects.