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How Does Maraviroc Work?

Maraviroc belongs to a group of HIV medications known as entry inhibitors. These medicines work by preventing the HIV virus from entering human cells.
There are different types of this virus. One type attaches to the CCR5 receptors on human cells in order to attach to and then enter the cells. This type of HIV is called CCR5-tropic HIV. Other types of HIV bind to other receptors. Maraviroc binds to the CCR5 receptor, preventing HIV from binding to and entering human cells. The drug is effective only for treating the CCR5-tropic HIV type; it does not work for the other types of HIV.

Is Maraviroc Used in Children?

Maraviroc is not approved for use in children younger than 16 years old, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Maraviroc Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend maraviroc for treating something other than HIV infection and AIDS. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label maraviroc uses.

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