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Medications for HIV Infection

Other names: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Acute HIV Infection; Acute Retroviral Syndrome; AIDS; AIDS-Related Complex; ARC; Chronic Symptomatic HIV Infection; HIV; HIV Infection, Acute; HIV Seroconversion Syndrome; HIV/AIDS; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection; Primary HIV Infection

What is HIV Infection:  HIV infection is a viral infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that gradually destroys the immune system, resulting in infections that are hard for the body to fight.

Medications to treat HIV Infection

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
lamivudine C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lamivudine systemic

Brand names:  Epivir, Epivir-HBV

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ritonavir B N 1 review
6.0

Generic name: ritonavir systemic

Brand name:  Norvir

Drug class: protease inhibitors, antiviral boosters

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
abacavir C N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: abacavir systemic

Brand name:  Ziagen

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tenofovir B N Add review
8.0

Generic name: tenofovir systemic

Brand name:  Viread

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
darunavir C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: darunavir systemic

Brand name:  Prezista

Drug class: protease inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
efavirenz / emtricitabine / tenofovir D N X 97 reviews
9.0

Generic name: efavirenz / emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Brand name:  Atripla

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
efavirenz D N X 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: efavirenz systemic

Brand name:  Sustiva

Drug class: NNRTIs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
raltegravir C N 14 reviews
8.0

Generic name: raltegravir systemic

Brand names:  Isentress, Isentress HD

Drug class: integrase strand transfer inhibitor

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
abacavir / lamivudine C N X 4 reviews
10

Generic name: abacavir / lamivudine systemic

Brand name:  Epzicom

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
atazanavir B N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: atazanavir systemic

Brand name:  Reyataz

Drug class: protease inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
zidovudine C N Add review
5.0

Generic name: zidovudine systemic

Brand name:  Retrovir

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
dolutegravir B N 13 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dolutegravir systemic

Brand name:  Tivicay

Drug class: integrase strand transfer inhibitor

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
nevirapine B N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: nevirapine systemic

Brand names:  Viramune, Viramune XR

Drug class: NNRTIs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
emtricitabine / tenofovir B N 10 reviews
9.0

Generic name: emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Brand names:  Truvada, AccessPak for HIV PEP Basic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
emtricitabine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: emtricitabine systemic

Brand name:  Emtriva

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
didanosine B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: didanosine systemic

Brand names:  Videx, Videx EC

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
etravirine B N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: etravirine systemic

Brand name:  Intelence

Drug class: NNRTIs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
indinavir C N Add review
2.0

Generic name: indinavir systemic

Brand name:  Crixivan

Drug class: protease inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
lopinavir / ritonavir C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: lopinavir / ritonavir systemic

Brand name:  Kaletra

Drug class: protease inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
stavudine C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: stavudine systemic

Brand name:  Zerit

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cobicistat / elvitegravir / emtricitabine / tenofovir B N 85 reviews
9.0

Generic name: cobicistat / elvitegravir / emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Brand name:  Stribild

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
emtricitabine / rilpivirine / tenofovir B N 56 reviews
8.0

Generic name: emtricitabine / rilpivirine / tenofovir systemic

Brand name:  Complera

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
lamivudine / zidovudine C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lamivudine / zidovudine systemic

Brand name:  Combivir

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine C N X 79 reviews
8.0

Generic name: abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine systemic

Brand name:  Triumeq

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine systemic

Brand name:  Trizivir

Drug class: antiviral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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