Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Finding a provider who will prescribe Egrifta
Mar 14, 2012

My doctor has decided against prescribing Egrifta to any of his patients after reviewing the medication. I personally believe it should be my choice on whether or not I want to try the medication. How do I find a provider in my area that is open to prescribing the medication to their patients when they need it?

Response from Dr. Henry

The benefits of Egrifta are often modest at great expense (so many times the insurance company may not authorize use) such as 1/1-1 inch decrease in belt size with no actual long term health benefit yet proven. There are some side effects seen with Egrifta and the benefit reverses when the shots are stopped. The company making Egrifta likely would be aware of physicians using the drug in a particular region or you may ask local community based organization or other local patients about local providers who are prescribing the drug. KH



Previous
Isentress vs. Truvada
Next
Is it ATRIPLA-related blood pressure or something else?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement