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... Common Name: delavirdine Brand Name: Rescriptor Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 200 mg tablets or four 100 mg tablets three times a day (every 8 hours). Only the 100...nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, elevated liver enzymes, and itchy skin or rash. A serious side effect of the NNRTI class is rash, which can be...
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Dropping Rescriptor

...Hi:I've been positive for 25+ years. Started on NRTIs in the 80's, so I have resitance to them. Now on Kaletra, Rescriptor and Truvada. I had never taken PIs or NNRTIs before this combination and I am undetectable for 6 years. Baseline viral load...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...other boosted PIs) can have impressive activity without other ARVs, it isn't unreasonable to consider eliminating delaviradine (Rescriptor) from your current regimen.Dropping delaviradine should be done with an understanding of the potential... Read more »


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... 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 sweats,...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...With 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 »

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

... de-la-VIR-deen --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Other Name(s): 136817-59-9, DLV, Delavirdine mesylate, Mesilato de delavirdina,U-90152S Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse... Transcriptase Inhibitors Delavirdine, also known as... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Other Drugs? What Is Delavirdine? Delavirdine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Rescriptor. Pharmacia & Upjohn developed it. ViiV Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »

Mesilato de Delavirdina (Rescriptor)

... --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa no análogo de los nucleósidos El mesilato de delavirdina, conocido... también como Rescriptor, es un tipo de medicamento llamado inhibidor... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Delavirdina (Rescriptor)

...Delavirdina? Delavirdina es un medicamento que se usa como parte del tratamiento antirretroviral. También es conocido como Rescriptor. Fue desarrollado por Pharmacia & Upjohn. Es comercializado por ViiV Healthcare. Delavirdina es un inhibidor... 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. Read more »

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 »

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 »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...time. This went on for several years as I slowly watched my CD4 count drop. I was one of the first people to gain access to Rescriptor (delavirdine), the first of the drug class called NNRTIs. But this turned out to be another big mistake.... Read more »