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Invirase Side Effects

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Invirase

...is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $996.44 / month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, www.rocheusa.com , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other protease inhibitors (except unboosted Reyataz), there can be increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides...
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new kaletra and invirase

I have been on a medication holiday for about 5 month and needed to go back on meds again. My doctor put me on the new Kaletra (tablets) and Invirase plus Kivexa. Eventhough I have taken both PI s before in their original version (but never...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...your MD screen for HLA B5701 status (helps predict adverse reaction to abacavir). I have had numerous patients on Kaletra + Invirase without any obvious increase in GI problems. Some patients do not tolerate particular drugs so often some... Read more »

Switching docs and drugs

HI. Great website!!! I have had, until recently, a 0 viral load and 500-600 t-cells for almost 15 years now. I was taking Invirase, Zerit and Epivir. Stopped Zerit due to lipoatrophy---resolved in about 1 year and 2 treatments of NewFill. Switched...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...switch to Truvada from Zerit and Epivir was fine given the toxicity you experienced. Tenofovir (part of Truvada) is not considered likely to cause fat wasting and is potent.The 80 copies/mL viral load does not excite me that much. As you say,... Read more »

acne as side effect

i started taking 3 hiv meds just over 2 months ago- truvada,invirase and norvir. everything doing extremely well except a few weeks ago i started breaking out with acne symptoms. my doctor put me on doxicyclin, but there has been little change....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen numerous patients who have experienced flares in skin oiliness/acne after starting effective HIV regimens (a variety of regimens). In my experience the situation is annoying and is often helped by standard types of Read more »

Missed Morning Dose of Kaletra & Invirase

Hello,I apologize upfront for any duplications if this question has been asked before -?? In any case, in 1995, at age 36, I was diagnosed with HIV. My physician initially started me on AZT. Later, he changed to Viracept, Epivir and Zerit. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Don't worry. Your single mishap is highly unlikely to have led to any change in resistance of the virus. If you continue to be as diligent as you have been about taking your meds, I suspect you will continue to do well.Further good news is that... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ongoing Safety Review of Invirase (Saquinavir) and Possible Association With Abnormal Heart Rhythms

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing clinical trial data about a potentially serious effect on the heart from the use of Invirase (saquinavir) in combination with Norvir (ritonavir). The data suggest that together the Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

... Contraindications Patients should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, saquinavir mesylate can cause some serious unwanted effects, including changes in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

... What Is Saquinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Saquinavir? Saquinavir, also called Invirase, is a drug used as part of Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Invirase (Saquinavir) Labels Now Contain Updated Risk Information on Abnormal Heart Rhythms

...non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Invirase and other medicines may affect each other, causing unwanted side effects. Seek immediate care if you experience an abnormal heart rate or rhythm or other symptoms including... Read more »
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anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
...is too much. Anyways, does anybody take Isentress with Invirase/norvir? I wouyld like to know how it works in regards to side effects ( lipid panel, kidney, blood pressure, indigestion, etc etc) Read more »

PI Monotherapy advice

Posted by logopolis, 2 Replies
Admin OptionsEdit Discussion Close Discussion Edit Your Tags Cancel Delete Discussion Hi, My partner has been asked to take part in a clinical trial - Protease Inhibitor monotherapy versus Triple Therapy. Just gathering some info before he... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't know why Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »