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Rescriptor Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- What are the possible side effects of delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- How should I take delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Rescriptor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Rescriptor)?
- What should I avoid while taking delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- What other drugs will affect delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Rescriptor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Rescriptor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
Avoid taking an antacid within 1 hour before or after you take delavirdine. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb delavirdine.
Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing needles, razors, or toothbrushes. Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Talk with your doctor about safe methods of preventing HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- methadone (Methadose, Dolophine);
- sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio);
- ADHD medication such as Adderall;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) or rifapentine (Priftin);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone or trazodone (Desyrel);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet) or fluvastatin (Lescol);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltia, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka), and others;
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone), flecainide (Tambocor), or propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G);
- the hepatitis C medications boceprevir (Victrelis) or telaprevir (Incivek);
- HIV/AIDS medication such as didanosine (Videx), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), saquinavir (Invirase);
- medicine to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection;
- steroid medicine such as dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak) or fluticasone (Advair, Flovent, Flonase); or
- stomach medications such as Axid, Pepcid, Prevacid, Prilosec, Tagamet, or Zantac.
This list is not complete and there are many other medicines that can interact with delavirdine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about delavirdine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Rescriptor Side Effects Center
- Rescriptor Overview including Precautions
- Rescriptor FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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