Delavirdine is a prescription medication used for treating HIV infection and AIDS. It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS, but when taken with other medications as part of an HIV "cocktail," the drug can help prevent the virus from multiplying. Delavirdine comes in tablet form and is generally taken three times daily. Side effects may include weakness, nausea, and flu-like symptoms.
Delavirdine mesylate (Rescriptor®) is a prescription medicine used as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. It is approved for use only in combination with at least two other HIV medications.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with delavirdine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of delavirdine include but are not limited to:
- Weakness or fatigue
- Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold)
- Flu symptoms (such as chills, body aches, and fever).
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