Prezista is an antiviral medication used to treat HIV. While it is not a cure for the virus, Prezista will help prevent the HIV cells from multiplying in your body.
Prezista is a prescription-only drug used to treat HIV infection or AIDS. It belongs to a group of drugs called protease inhibitors. Prezista works to stop viral duplication by selectively binding to viral proteases. This blocks the proteolytic cleavage of protein precursors that are needed for the production of infectious viral particles.
Prezista does not cure HIV or AIDS, and one may go on experiencing illnesses related to HIV-1 infection. It reduces the level of HIV viral load in the body so that the immune system can work more effectively. This reduces your chances of experiencing complications as a result of opportunistic infections, improving the quality of your life.
For it to work effectively, Prezista should be taken with other HIV/AIDS drugs such as ritonavir in combination with other drugs. It should also be taken with food for full effectiveness.
It comes in the following dosage forms: