What is Edurant?

Edurant (rilpivirine) is a drug prescribed in combination with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in adults who have contracted the virus but haven't been treated for it yet. HIV is the virus that can cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Edurant is a 25 milligram tablet usually taken once a day that works by blocking the enzyme reverse transcriptase, which HIV needs to replicate. Although Edurant is not a cure for HIV infection, by stopping HIV from multiplying in the body, it may slow the progression of the infection and make it more manageable. Talk to your doctor for more information about Edurant and HIV infection.

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