New meds on the horizon
Apr 25, 2006
What are new drugs on the horizon with much less side effects and when they'll be available?
Response from Dr. Henry
Actually many of the newer meds available in the US at least appear to have less toxicity than many of the older meds (examples might include atazanavir or fosamprenavir in the protease inhibitor class or tenofovir or abacavir in the NRTI class). It is often hard to comment on the side effect profile of drugs in the pipeline since they often are being used in salvage situations for patients with resistance virus with less an emphasis on tolerability. It often takes years after a drug has been released before the true spectrum of a drug's toxicity profile is well understood (AZT has been around for 20 years now and we are stil learning about it!). KH
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