Maraviroc is often used as part of a “drug cocktail,” or series of drugs prescribed concurrently to HIV positive patients to keep the virus from spreading through the body and protect against HIV-related infections and illnesses. This medication is taken orally twice a day to prevent the spread of HIV throughout the body.
Maraviroc does not protect against the spread of HIV; patients should practice safe sexual habits to minimize the risk of spreading HIV to sexual partners and should not share hypodermic needles with other people.
This medication can cause liver damage. Patients should contact their doctors immediately if they exhibit any signs of liver disease such as:
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin
- Brown urine
- Tarry, black stools
- Severe stomach pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Patients who have had hepatitis or liver disease in the past are at greater risk of developing liver problems from this medication.