HIV Vaccine

Reviewed on 9/27/2021

Brand Name and Other Names: Remune

Generic Name: HIV Vaccine (Pending FDA Approval)

Drug Class: Food, Supplements

What Is HIV Vaccine Used For and How Does it Work?

HIV vaccine is a therapeutic vaccine designed to stimulate an immune response against a variety of HIV antigens in patients with HIV. It consists of a suspension of killed HIV-1 virus particles.

  • Remune is not currently FDA approved.
  • HIV vaccine is available under the following different brand names: Remune.

What Are Dosages of HIV Vaccine?

Dosages of HIV Vaccine:

Pending FDA approval for therapeutic vaccination to elicit immune responses against a wide variety of HIV antigens

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Administered every 3 months and used in conjunction with ART or HAART antiviral drugs

QUESTION

What is HIV? See Answer

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using HIV Vaccine?

No information is available about the side effects of the HIV vaccine.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with HIV Vaccine?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • No information is available about drug interactions with HIV vaccine.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for HIV Vaccine?

Warnings

  • This medication contains an HIV vaccine. Do not take Remune if you are allergic to the HIV vaccine or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • No information is available.

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using HIV Vaccine?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using HIV Vaccine?"

Cautions

  • No information is available.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • No information is available about the use of the HIV vaccine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
References
Medscape. HIV Vaccine

https://reference.medscape.com/drug/remune-hiv-vaccine-1000040

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