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Can Viracept Help Me

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... 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 twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next
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Anti Anxiety Medicine & Viracept

I am taking viracept and having real bad anxiety attacks. I have tried several meds for anxiety but they interfere with my viracept. What can I take to help control these attacks that is safe to take with viracept? Living like this is horrible,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...quite differently from obsessive-compulsive disorder or other anxiety disorders.But putting this aside for a moment, taking Viracept is not a contraindication to taking antianxiety medication. The protease inhibitors can cause a drug interaction,... Read more »

Viracept: What To Take (food ) With it?

I've been living with HIV for at least 4.5 yrs.Presently I'm taking; viracept,epivir,zerit and dapsone.I've been having to deal with chronic diarrhea from the viracept and with the help of immodium,I sometimes have regular bowel movements.My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear RJ,Certainly I would avoid milk and milk products. An earlier questioner succeeded with metamucil or any fiber supplement. Another way to go is a pancreatic enzyme supplement like Ultrase MT 20 or others. They can help you digest fat, which... Read more »

viracept with food

dear doctor,I have a rather benign question. would you consider this to be ok if I take my dose of viracept and the rest of the other antivirals about one hour after a meal or does it have to be exactly with a meal? thanks for answering.sincerelyNY
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...When the studies are done on absorption, they look at fasting more than 2 hours compared to with food. As you know, Viracept is absorbed better with food. One hour after a meal probably doesn't qualify. However, the good news is that it takes... Read more »

Viracept Diarrhea and Imodium AD

I have been having diarrhea and audible stomach growling ever since I started taking Viracept approximately 8 months ago. The side effects have not gone away or even lessened. The only remedy that works is Imodium AD, but I am not sure if it can...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You might want to try taking the Immodium AD an hour before your Viracept dose on a regular basis for several weeks. Then , you can try to decrease the Immodium by dropping one of the Immodium doses Read more »

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept Disrupted Treatment for Thousands of HIV-Positive People in Developing Countries, New York Times Reports

... The recent recall of Roche's antiretroviral drug Viracept worldwide has "disrupted treatment for tens of thousands of the world's poorest patients, with no clear word from the manufacturer 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »