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Adverse Reaction To Protease Inhibitors

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Introduction Mycobacterium Avium Complex (my-koe-back-teer-ee-um ay-vee-um com-plecks) disease is among the most common bacterial infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic infection (OI). Routine blood tests from people with low CD4+ cell...
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Starting with a protease inhibitor

I have always understood that protease inhibitors and/or AZT should not be used as a first line of treatment. I thought there were drugs that had fewer side affects and were just as effective. What is your opinion of this ?Thanks,Fred...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Over the last several years there was a trend towards use of NNRTIs instead of protease inhibitors front line because of fewer side effects and greater effectiveness. However, the introduction of Reyataz, a better tolerated protease inhibitor, may... Read more »

wellbutrin and protease inhibitors

I always check The Body for info on treatments and read that caution should be used when taking Wellbutrin with Protease Inhibitors. I was recently changed from zoloft to Wellbutrin and I currently take Viracept, Epivir, and Zerit. Should I be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern about drug interaction between Wellbutrin and PIs (especially ritonavir). The potential for interaction with Viracept seems to be less-I have used the two drugs together. I watch carefully for adverse effects when those two drugs... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors and Sulfa Allergy

I saw the question about protease inhibitors and sulfa allergies in your newsletter. Fifteen years ago I was hospitalized for ten days after having a severe allergic reaction to Bactrim. Given my history, I was worried about starting Aptivus in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting your experience on the matter. KH... Read more »

switching from norvir & azt & protease inhibitors

DEAR DR. LEE, i have all the adverse side effects of norvir and found dictionary.com as a site to give me their definitions. now, i know that adverse side effects can and are caused by everything & companies put contradictory side effects down:...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
The side effects which occur with the protease inhibitors (or other medications) are sometimes very uncomfortable or even harmful. Certainly each individual must weigh the pluses (controlling HIV and perhaps living longer) with the minuses... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have AIDS.... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A.

This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please.
We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »