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Drug Dosing Toolkit: Rescriptor

for Veterans and the Public

Rescriptor (delavirdine)

Type of Drug: Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor
Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors prevent HIV from using an enzyme called reverse transcriptase to make copies of itself. These drugs are also known as NNRTIs, nonnucleosides or "nonnukes."

Approved adult dosing

four 100 mg tablets Rescriptor three times a day

  • Morning
    Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100

    Rescriptor 100 mg

  • Mid-day
    Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100

    Rescriptor 100 mg

  • Evening
    Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100Rescriptor 100

    Rescriptor 100 mg

two 200 mg tablets Rescriptor three times a day

  • Morning
    Rescriptor 200Rescriptor 200

    Rescriptor 200 mg

  • Mid-day
    Rescriptor 200Rescriptor 200

    Rescriptor 200 mg

  • Evening
    Rescriptor 200Rescriptor 200

    Rescriptor 200 mg

Notes on taking this medication

  • No food restrictions, can take with or without food
  • Rescriptor interacts with many other drugs; persons using Rescriptor with those drugs may need an adjustment to their dose of Rescriptor or the other drugs; consult your medical provider

Side effects

  • Rash (usually occurs within first 3 weeks of starting drug)
  • Liver inflammation and increased liver enzyme levels
  • Headache; fatigue; stomach upset

See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects

My doctor's instructions

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to substitute for advice from your medical provider or pharmacist. If you have any questions about your medication dosing, talk to your medical provider or pharmacist.