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Generic name: delavirdine

Rescriptor

Maker:
ViiV Healthcare

What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
400 mg (two or four tablets) three times daily.

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not take Versed, Halcion, Xanax, D.H.E. 45 Injection, Ergomar, Migranal, Wigraine, Cafergot, Orap, Propulsid, Hismanal, Seldane, rifampin, phenobarbital, Dilantin, Tegretrol, St. John’s Wort, Mevacor, or Zocor. Talk to your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, or before taking Viagra, Lipitor, Baycol, or Lescol. If taking Videx or antacids, take an hour before or an hour after taking Rescriptor. Doses of protease inhibitors Crixivan, Invirase, Fortovase, Kaletra, Norvir, and Viracept may need to be adjusted.

Side effects:
Most serious: severe skin rash accompanied by blisters, fever, joint or muscle pain, redness or swelling of the eyes, mouth sores
Other: headache, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.