HIV NRTI + NNRTI Combinations Drug Class Overview, Drugs, Uses, Side Effects, and Interactions

Nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) have similar mechanisms and are grouped as if they belonged to a single class. When HIV invades human cells, it attempts to modify the DNA of surrounding cells to its own purposes, namely to replicate itself. It does this by converting its RNA material into DNA and transferring it to the other cells. NRTIs and NNRTIs prevent this DNA/RNA transfer from happening.

HIV NRTI + NNRTI Combinations Drugs

Some of the drugs in the NRTI and NNRTI class are listed below.

HIV NRTI + NNRTI Combinations Uses

NRTIs and NNRTIs are used to disable replication of HIV. While it is not a cure, it can help to slow the clinical progression of the virus.

HIV NRTI + NNRTI Combinations Side Effects

NRTIs and NNRTIs are used to disable replication of HIV. While it is not a cure, it can help to slow the clinical progression of the virus.

Side Effects

Some of the side effects of NRTIs and NNRTIs are listed below. These side effects include problems with:

  • The storage of fat in the body
  • Metabolism
  • Cholesterol
  • Nerves, including burning or tickling of the fingers
  • Reduced number of blood cells

HIV NRTI + NNRTI Combinations Interactions

If you are using NRTI or NNRTI, you should change your lifestyle and diet so as to ensure that the medication is as effective as possible. Exercise is one of the important things that you should do, like jogging, swimming and bike riding. Have regular sleep, and ensure that you eat a balanced diet that contains enough calories and drink plenty of fluids.