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Injectable Protease Inhibitors
Feb 10, 2005

Given the gastronitestinal side effects that make protease inhibitors so unpleasant shouldn't there by an injectable option/formulation to bypass the stomach? Fuzeon has problems too, but many people do well for years injecting that or insulin.

Response from Dr. Henry

Your point is well taken though there are costs and side effects associated with the subcutaneous injection route as well. We have had some patients in whom we have put in a percutanous feeding tube from the skin to the stomach or small bowel to bypass problems in very difficult cases. KH

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