Axentri is a brand name of the medication Maraviroc, which is used to treat HIV infection. It belongs to the class of drugs called entry inhibitors, which work by blocking the entry of the virus into the cells of the body.
Each tablet of Axentri contains 150 mg of Maraviroc as the active ingredient.
Axentri is used in combination with other antiretroviral medications to treat HIV-1 infection in adults. It is prescribed for people who have already been taking HIV medications but have developed resistance to other medications.
How to use:
Axentri should be taken exactly as prescribed by a healthcare professional. The tablets should be swallowed whole with water and can be taken with or without food.
The recommended dosage of Axentri is 150 mg taken twice a day. The dose may be increased to 300 mg twice a day based on the individual’s response to the medication.
Axentri should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Keep the medication in its original packaging and out of reach of children.
Mechanism of action:
Maraviroc works by blocking the CCR5 receptor on the surface of the T cells, which is used by the HIV virus to enter and infect the cells. By blocking this receptor, the virus is unable to enter the cell, and its ability to replicate and cause further damage is reduced.
Axentri should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It may interact with other medications or medical conditions, so a complete medical history should be provided to the healthcare provider before starting treatment. Axentri should not be used in people with severe liver or kidney disease.
Axentri should not be used in people who are allergic to Maraviroc or any of the ingredients in the medication. It should not be used in combination with certain medications, such as strong CYP3A inhibitors.
Axentri may interact with other medications, including antibiotics, antifungal medications, and certain anticonvulsants. Inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are currently taking.
In case of overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
The most common side effects of Axentri include nausea, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, and fever. More serious side effects may occur, such as liver problems, changes in heart rhythm, and allergic reactions.