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Combivir Lexiva And Norvir Combination

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect new cells
Ask the Experts

medication changes

I'm a woman in mid-40's who has been on Viracept and cCombivir since 1998 when I became infected and seroconverted. For the last year my doctor has been after me to try a different regimen but I was resistant since I've been undetectable and have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...tolerate (generally GI side effects with nausea and some diarrhea). As far as penetration in the brain, the zidovudine from combivir seems to penetrate better than the tenofovir in truvada, but the Lexiva/norvir gets in better than the Viracept,... Read more »

Follow up to Is this a good combo to start

My Dr. says that Reyataz and Norvir would need to be combined with 2 other medicines such as a combination pill like truvada or combivir. It would not be combined with lexiva. Does this mean I would be taking 4 different medicines instead of the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...meds in the liver.So, with Truvada, Reyataz and Norvir you are taking 4 meds but really 3 are doing the ant-HIV heavy lifting. Lexiva is another drug in the same class as Reyataz. So, using Reyataz and Lexiva is like drinking Coke and Pepsi. ... Read more »

Combivir/Norvir

Follow-up: Dr Pierone, thank you so much for your response about adjusting my Combivir/Norvir treatment to a new timezone. You asked about why I am taking this combination - I am from Eastern Europe and I was given this medication by my doctor. No...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...many years. But this regimen has fallen out of favor because of simpler and better tolerated alternatives. For example, with Combivir and Sustiva the pill burden is three pills per day instead of 10 or 12 with your regimen. Full dose Norvir is... Read more »

lypo - is it the norvir or the combivir?

Hi Doctor, About a year ago I went on a combination of Norvir, Combivir, Lexiva, and Viread. I have recently been noticing a worsening of the lypoatrophy in my arms - they seem to be getting progressively skinnier and the veins are really popping...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The answer for which drugs in a combination are the major contributor to fat redistribution problems is often unknown or unclear. In your situation I would often switch Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens These combinations have been proven useful in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...Kaletra, Aluvia LPV Abbott & generic 2003 Atazanavir Reyataz ®™ ATV Bristol-Myers Squibb 2003 Fosamprenavir Lexiva ®™ , Telzir FPV ViiV Healthcare 2005 Tipranavir Aptivus TPV Boehringer Ingelheim 2006 Darunavir ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...Stavudine (Zerit, d4T) Lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) Abacavir (Ziagen, ABC) Tenofovir , a nucleotide analog (Viread, TDF) Combivir (zidovudine/lamivudine combination) Trizivir (zidovudine/lamivudine/abacavir combination) Emtricitabine ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...kinase (relates to muscle problems   * These pill counts reflect the "normal" use of each drug. However, doctors are now combining antiretroviral medications in new ways. Doses of each drug may be higher or lower in the new combinations. Read more »
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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 »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 2 Replies
...hello Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there now...is he correct are Read more »

Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2. Reyetaz+Norvir+Truvada.....I chose the latter.....can anyone already on this regimen comment on it? I am already a slim guy 5'11... Read more »

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