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I Have Hiv Can I Take Viracept

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... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not
Ask the Experts

Switching from Viracept?

I am the guardian of my 16 year old sister who was born HIV+. She has been on Viracept for several years (approximately 9-10). Considering the recent discovery of the cancer-causing substance found in Viracept, I'm considering the option of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I share your concern. Viracept is my least favorite protease inhibitor and so I often look for any excuse to change from this drug to an alternative that is Read more »

Viracept family

How can you tell which drug belongs to what family? Like Viracept, how can you tell which family it belongs too? since i am having a hard time finding it.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I'm not impressed by your search engine.Nelfinavir (Viracept) is a HIV protease inhibitor. BY Read more »

Can you re-infect with Hep C after treatment?

My husband and I are coinfected with HIV/HEP C genotype 2. My husband has had elevated liver counts since dx in 1988. His biopsy showed cirrhosis and he is in the third week of pegsys/ribavirin treatment. Our questions are, if this treatment is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Avoid alcohol in the meantime and tell him to take his medications with excellent adherence - just like he is doing with his HIV medications. Every dose counts. Read more »

Is Viracept ok to take in the US?

My husband has been HIV positive since 1997. He is still on the same combination of medications which is essentially Viracept and Combivir. When he was first diagnosed, his CD4 count was 156 and his viral load was over 233,000 copies. His CD4 count...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The current recommendation is that pregnant women and children change from Viracept to an alternative agent because the level of carcinogen present in Viracept is more dangerous in this setting. So based on what Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Warns Health Care Professionals of Possible Carcinogen in HIV Treatment Viracept

...On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Pfizer Inc. has notified health care professionals that its HIV drug Viracept contains traces of ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), a potential human carcinogen. FDA has asked Pfizer... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Zambia React to Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept

... The recent recall of Roche 's antiretroviral drug Viracept has "created panic" among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals in Zambia, some of whom believe that other drugs might not be safe, IRIN News reports Read more »
Pfizer, Inc.

Viracept New Formulation Is Now Available for HIV Patients

...(nelfinavir mesylate) is now available. VIRACEPT, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, is indicated for the treatment of HIV infection. Pfizer is bringing the value of the new VIRACEPT 625 mg formulation to the marketplace at no... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept Disrupted Treatment for Thousands of HIV-Positive People in Developing Countries, New York Times Reports of the drug for three months. Roche later announced that it plans to establish patient registries to monitor the health of HIV-positive people who were taking the drug ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/25). Although the recall "went... Read more »
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does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I Read more »


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...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »

Maybe I can connect with others in a similar situa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Maybe I can connect with others in a similar situation name is Michael and I've been HIV+ since 1985. I'm on social security disability because of the disease but I'm doing OK. I'm Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Read more »