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Brand name: Rescriptor Generic name: delavirdine, or DLV Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $381.89/month for 200 mg tablets Standard Dose: Two 200 mg tablets or four 100 mg tablets three times a day (every 8 hours). Only the 100 mg tablets can be dissolved in liquid; however, avoid grapefruit juice....
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Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

Response from Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

University of Minnesota
AZT (zidovudine) and Rescriptor (delavirdine) is unlikely to suppress HIV unless it is used with a third drug. This combination may be good if the viral load... Read more »


Why don't you ever hear anything about Rescriptor? It is an approved NNRTI but no one ever mentions it. Is anyone on this drug?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
mentioned is that it used very much anymore. It is easier to use nevirapine (Viramune) or efavirenz (Sustiva) in the NNRTI class. Rescriptor is 6 pills per day (3 - 200mg tablets twice daily) and competes against one Sustiva or two Viramune a day.... Read more »

Switch from Rescriptor to Viramune?

discontinued Sustiva because of psychological problems it was causing (VL<50, T-Cells high 500's). My physician substituted Rescriptor for the Sustiva, and continued my previous Nuke regimen of Combavir. Now I am experiencing night...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
the information you provide, it's tough to know whether the NNRTI class is blown of not. If you are still <50 on the Rescriptor-Combivir regimen, and have remained so throughout your treatment, it may be possible to switch back to Viramune.... Read more »

rescriptor change

My last prescription has a change on it for Rescriptor. The usual dosage is 4 pills 3 times daily. The bottles now say 3 pills, two times daily. Is this a new regimen that others have...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Dear Mark:Best to ask your doc directly what he or she has in mind, but my guess is that rescriptor (AKA delavirdine) is being used as a "booster" to raise the blood level of another drug in your cocktail. Some protease... Read more »
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Rescriptor (delavirdine mesylate)

Posted by Anonymous
Is anyone taking this drug? Are you experiencing any side affects. I've only been taking it for a week and now I have a cold/allgery problem (watery eyes and nose). I don't know if it the medicine or just a normal cold/allgery.

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Decisions, decisions....

Posted by Blixer, 4 Replies
Hello everyone! I've kind of been out of the loop and out of sorts the past couple of weeks with my meds issues. And now I've got decisions to make. Up to this point I had researched everything out and I knew what I wanted to do in terms of meds.... Read more »

ready for me?

Posted by Anonymous
Are You Ready For Me ? I'm B-A-C-K!!!!

Here is a quick spritz of my essence... GYM All American Boy or I
like to think that when I free Willy! Forget the whining- I
create energy of laughter as that is who I am. I am one more of
the lucky few to... Read more »

Changing drug therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for 12+ years and have never had a T4 count above 400 and have been as low as 128. I have never had any oportunistic infection or HIV related illness.
Current treatment includes Combivir &amp; Crixivan. Current viral load 2043 and... Read more »