What You Need to Know About Rescriptor's Indications

How Does Rescriptor Work?

Rescriptor works by blocking a process that the HIV virus needs in order to multiply. Like other viruses, HIV must use a person's own cells to reproduce. However, HIV is a little different from other viruses because it must first convert its genetic material from RNA to DNA. It is the DNA genes that allow the virus to multiply.
 
HIV converts its genetic material using a special protein called the reverse transcriptase enzyme. To create DNA, this enzyme uses several different molecular building-blocks.
 
Rescriptor works by attaching to the reverse transcriptase enzyme, stopping it from making DNA. Without DNA, HIV cannot multiply. Rescriptor is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. It can help stop HIV from infecting healthy cells in the body, but it does not help cells that have already been infected with the virus.
 

Rescriptor Uses in Children

Rescriptor is approved for use in adolescents as young as 16 years old. It is not approved for use in younger children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
 

Off-Label Rescriptor Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Rescriptor for treating something other than HIV infection and AIDS. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, Rescriptor is used off-label to prevent HIV infection in people exposed to the virus (such as a healthcare worker who comes in contact with a contaminated needle stick). This is called postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).
 

Rescriptor Drug Information

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