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Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Nelfinavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a...
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Viracept and Trizivir

Dr. Frascino,Thanks so much for your reply on sleeepy/worried.I felt bad due to my mind "emptiness" I could not address you with your title that you deserve so much. This is why I worry. I h've no other medical hx except varicose vein. Slightly low...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the symptoms you report.Ciao!Dr. Bobsleepy/worriedMar 29, 2008 Dear, Frascino, I am on trizivir(abacavir and zidovudine) and viracept 1350mg twice qd since 2003. Lately I am feeling sleepy all the time and mental emptiness that makes me not... Read more »

Viracept family

How can you tell which drug belongs to what family? Like Viracept, how can you tell which family it belongs too? since i am having a hard time finding it.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I'm not impressed by your search engine.Nelfinavir (Viracept) is a HIV protease inhibitor. BY Read more »

Viracept Schedules Question

I am on Viracept at 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm after meal every 5 hours. Is it appropriate schedules for viracept because it has 14 hours gap from 7 pm to 9 am on next day? Will it open a chance of developing resistance?
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...There is not a problem with the way you are taking viracept, because the half life of the drug is fairly long. However, the FDA has recently approved viracept for twice a day dosing. The Read more »

Viracept/Saquinivir ALWAYS better than justViracept?

Dr. Gallant: In a couple of your answers you've said that Viracept (as well as Ritonivir) greatly strengthens the otherwiseweak Saquinivir against HIV in combo therapy with nukes. My boyfriend just got d4T/3TC +Viracept prescribed to him ashis...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Nelfinavir (Viracept) does not "greatly strengthen" saquinavir (the way ritonavir does), but it does modestly enhance saquinavir levels. While with Read more »
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Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets Read more »
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An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Viracept

... Viracept (nelfinavir mesylate) is a protease inhibitor antiretroviral medicine used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Zambia React to Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept

... The recent recall of Roche 's antiretroviral drug Viracept has "created panic" among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals in Zambia, some of whom believe that other drugs might not Read more »
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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
...I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Read more »

Viracept GI help

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone had any luck with anything that will help with the Viracept-related diarreah, gas and bloating? Any help would be appreciated. Read more »

does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come!! Read more »