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Delavirdine

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DELAVIRDINE is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. Compare HIV NNRTIs.
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Delavirdine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.

Avoid taking any antacids or acid blockers within 1 hour of taking this medicine.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Skin rash (severe) with itching

Less common

Skin rash with symptoms such as fever, blistering, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, swelling, muscle aches, or joint aches

Rare

Difficulty in breathing

Incidence unknown

Agitation

back, leg, or stomach pains

bleeding gums

chills

coma

confusion

dark urine

decreased urine output

depression

difficulty breathing

dizziness

fatigue

fever

general body swelling

headache

hostility

irritability

lethargy

loss of appetite

muscle twitching

nausea

nosebleeds

pale skin

rapid weight gain

seizures (convulsions)

sore throat

stupor

swelling of face, ankles, or hands

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

yellowing of the eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Body aches or pain

cough

diarrhea

discouragement

ear congestion

fear

feeling sad or empty

general feeling of discomfort or illness

joint pain

lack or loss of strength

loss of interest or pleasure

loss of voice

muscle aches and pains

nasal congestion

nervousness

pain, localized

pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones

runny nose

shivering

shortness of breath

sneezing

sweating

tightness in chest

tiredness

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

wheezing

Less common

Abdominal pain, generalized

dryness or soreness of throat

hoarseness

sleeplessness

tender, swollen glands in neck

trouble in swallowing

unable to sleep

voice changes

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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