Rescriptor (delavirdine), another antiviral for HIV

    The FDA just approved Rescriptor (delavirdine), another antiviral for HIV. It's similar to Viramune (nevirapine).

    If you have HIV patients coming to you for other medical needs, watch for drug interactions. Be careful prescribing other drugs for patients on Rescriptor. It's prone to drug interactions.

    Rescriptor can slow the metabolism of Seldane...Hismanal...Propulsid...certain sedative hypnotics...antiarrhythmics...calcium channel blockers...ergot alkaloids...and amphetamines.

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