Darunavir Ethanolate ingredient is an HIV protease inhibitor used in the treatment of AIDS and HIV infections. Antiviral drug resistance is administered in combination with other anti-HIV agents. This is an active ingredient is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children 3 years of age and older.
Class of Drugs – Protease inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C29H43N3O8S
Molecular Weight - 593.7 g/mol
Working: This active component acts by reducing the amount of HIV in the blood and help the immune system. It helps to delay some of the medical conditions that usually result from AIDS or HIV disease. This medicine does not prevent spreading HIV to other people.
Uses: This antiviral drug is indicated with other HIV medications to control HIV infection. It reduces the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. This lowers the chance of getting HIV complications such as new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life.
Protease inhibitor Darunavir Ethanolate must be given with certain other medications to increase the levels of darunavir for better effectiveness. This medicine does not cure HIV infection. It can be used to decrease the risk of spreading HIV disease to others.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This protease inhibitor drug Darunavir Ethanolate is used in popular brand medicines as given below:
- Prezista: 600 mg
- Atripla: 600 mg
- Norvir: 600 mg
- Heptovir: 600 mg
It is not recommended in children younger than 3 years due to the increased risk of serious side effects. Always use an effective barrier method like latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams during all sexual activity.