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Raltegravir Dose

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Isentress (Raltegravir): Pediatric Dosing Recommendations and 2 Chewable Tablet Formulations for Pediatric Dosing

On December 21, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved dosing recommendations for Isentress (raltegravir) for pediatric patients ages 2 to 18 years and weighing at least 10 kg. In addition a 100 mg scored chewable tablet and 25 mg chewable... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Dose Optimisation: 50 mg Ritonavir-Boosting, 3TC Dosing and Raltegravir Once-Daily

The issue of dose optimisation is important for several reasons, ranging from finding the right dose for an individual patient that achieves the highest probability of therapeutic success with the lowest risk of adverse events, to as a strategy to... Read more »
HIV i-Base

FDA Approve U.S. Pediatric Dose for Raltegravir

On 21 December 2011, the FDA approved dosing recommendations for raltegravir (Isentress) for paediatric patients ages 2 to 18 years and weighing at least 10 kg. In addition a 100 mg scored chewable tablet and 25 mg chewable tablet was approved... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Hello my name is Luis:Today I have been given two option treatments: atripla or Raltegravir+Truvada (but this one as a trial because it has still not been aproved in Spain). Finally i have choosen Atripla because I thin I will always have time to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hola Luis and thanks for your post.Either options would be very reasonable-- the first, Atripla is widely prescribed and endorsed in most major treatment guidelines around the world. It is the industry standard for effectiveness and has the lowest... Read more »

Taking Atazanavir , Truvada + Raltegravir

Hi, I have been HIV+ for 22 years and never been sick. I went on combination therapy in 1995 with 22 t cells (still healthy) and over the years have only changed my combination about 4 times. I am now on Atazanavir, Truvada and Raltegravir and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting from Australia.You raise a number of important issues.First, the protease inhibitor atazanavir does have significant drug-drug interactions with certain stomach acid-lowering medications, including proton pump inhibitors... Read more »

raltegravir safety

I am 56 yo male, have been + for over 26 years, never sick from HIV. I have had 2 angioplastys and stents due to the enormous rise in choleterol and tryglycerid levels plus my genetics.To resolve this ongoing problem, my doctor wants me to take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As you realize, Merck's integrase inhibitor, raltegravir (Isentress), is an investigational drug not yet approved by the FDA for use outside of clinical trials and the early-access program; consequently, our experience is still somewhat... Read more »

Missed one dose

My partner has been on meds since June of 2010. He has hovered at a viral load of <20 copies to somewhere in the 30s and 40s (his doctor says this is nothing to worry about, last test was a viral load of 33). He hasn't missed a does once...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.No need for panic here at all. Since your partner currently has an undetectable viral load, there's virtually no risk in a single missed dose.With raltegravir (recommended to be dosed twice daily), a single... Read more »
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Take Raltegravir? Have Herpes?

Posted by peterorgers
I don't have hiv, however I do have genital herpes. Those with just genital herpes do not have access to any drugs currently that are strong enough to completely repress the disease. Many in the genital herpes community are getting exciting that... Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »

raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
I am currently infected with a virus in the HIV family It is called Xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus (XMRV) and is responsible for my HIV like illness and symptoms (chronic oral thrush shingles ect) It is a retro virus that... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »