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Brand name: Selzentry Generic name: maraviroc, T-20, or MVC Class: CCR5 antagonist (a type of entry inhibitor) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $1,199.84/month for 150 mg or 300 mg tablets Standard Dose: Available in 150 mg and 300 mg tablets. Can be taken with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. The recommended dose varies, depending on other medications the patient is...
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Selzentry and joint pain

I have been on Selzentry (and Isentress and Truvada) for about 6 months (POZ 22 years) and have been experiencing almost debilitating joint pain in my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's not clear from your post what the cause of your serious joint pain is. In my opinion, I'd be seeking a detailed diagnostic approach to assess if you have an arthritis, and if so, what type. Usually,... Read more »

Selzentry with Thorazine

Can you please tell me how the selzentry will affect thorazine. My son can only take thorazine. We are out of all options with psychiatric drugs. He needs a med change,... and we are waiting for test results on selzentry. We have had such bad...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
writing and for your dedication in assisting your son. The literature states there are possible interactions with maraviroc (Selzentry) and chlorpromazine (thorazine) due to an impact on a liver enzyme both drugs utilize. This can result in a drop... Read more »

Cough with Selzentry

Dear Dr. Thank you for your great service. My friend is a smoker. Since he has started a new regimen with selzentry, his cough is worse. He is not sick, no fever, or cold symptoms. I am just noticing he is coughing more. Since he is not ready...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cough has been reported in patients taking maraviroc though often difficult to sort out since many often factors/conditions can cause an increase in cough (even more so in smokers). If the increased cough is due to the maraviroc generally is mild... Read more »

Selzentry taken without tropism test

I have been taking Selzentry for over a year now, and according to guidelines a tropism test should have been done. My provider said it wasn't necessary...risk in not first doing a tropism test? Background: I have been undetectable on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.HIV viruses are either use CCR5 or the X4 co-receptor to get into CD4+ cells. Maraviroc (SELZENTRY) is the a CCR5 receptor inhibitor. A specialized test is required to see if your virus uses the R5 or X4 receptor.... Read more »
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Isentress,reyataz, selzentry ,horrible bladder/ colon/ joint pains

Posted by Ginger35, 1 Reply
Been on the first 2 meds 3 years was having mild cramps and colon problems ocational head acks, then lil over year ago added the selzentry , numbers got better but I started feeling worse , bladder feels like have pee all the time even if don't,... Read more »

Eviplera and Maraviroc Side Effects

Posted by philfromoz, 1 Reply
Is Eviplera and Complera the same thing? Anyway I'm taking it and Maraviroc (Selzentry in the US and Celsentri elsewhere). I have been on Eviplera for 12 months and the Maraviroc was added in January. I have no idea why something wasn't working or... Read more »