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Prezcobix a Prescription Medication Used to Treat HIV Infection in Adults – Overview


Prezcobix is a prescription medication used
to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults. It is a single product containing 2 medications:
darunavir and cobicistat. Darunavir belongs to a group of drugs called
protease inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood. Cobicistat belongs to a group of drugs called
pharmacokinetic enhancers. Cobicistat helps to keep darunavir in the body longer so that
the medication will have a greater effect. This medication comes in tablet form and is
taken typically once a day, with food. There are many medications that can interact
with Prezcobix and either cause more side effects or can increase the risk of Prezcobix
not working against HIV. Even over the counter medications like antacids can interact, so
make sure to talk to you doctor or pharmacist before taking any medications (even over the
counter ones) with Prezcobix. Common side effects of Prezcobix include nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and abdominal pain. You should call your doctor or pharmacist
if you experience a skin reaction like a severe rash. Like all HIV medications, Prezcobix will not
keep you from giving HIV to others. Always practice safe sex even if your partner also
has HIV

2 thoughts on “Prezcobix a Prescription Medication Used to Treat HIV Infection in Adults – Overview

  1. People with hiv should seriously just kill themselves to help out the population. I promise you as a sexually promiscuous  male, I will kill myself if I ever get HIV or anything, cancer included I would just kill myself as all of this shit is just too expensive and I can't ask my family to float my existence for a period of time.

  2. Im not downing anyone here. Shit happens, life happens. But in the prezcobix commercial the girl says sometimes she “just forgets” to take her hiv meds… that statement just leaves me speechless

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