What happens if I miss a dose (Rescriptor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Rescriptor)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a delavirdine overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while taking delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
If you also take an antacid, take it at least 1 hour before or after taking delavirdine. Do not take antacids and delavirdine at the same time.
Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing needles, razors, or toothbrushes. Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Talk with your doctor about safe methods of preventing HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect delavirdine (Rescriptor)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- sildenafil (Viagra);
- St. John's wort;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- a cholesterol medication such as Lipitor or Zocor;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), rifabutin (Mycobutin) or rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- heart or blood pressure medications such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone), flecainide (Tambocor), or propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex);
- medications to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- other HIV medicines such as indinavir (Crixivan), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), or saquinavir (Invirase);
- a sedative such as estazolam (ProSom), flurazepam (Dalmane), quazepam (Doral), or temazepam (Restoril);
- seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Tegretol);
- steroid medicine such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) or fluticasone (Advair, Flovent, Flonase); or
- stomach medications such as Axid, Pepcid, Prevacid, Prilosec, Tagamet, or Zantac.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about delavirdine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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