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Crixivan And Hiv

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An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

in-DIN-a-veer Brand Name: Crixivan Other Name(s): IDV, indinavir sulfate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Indinavir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include kidney problems, rapid breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), and possibly liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: ...
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Crixivan temporarily shrunk lipomas.

Dr. Dezube, For about 16 year(about the time that I have been HIV+) I have had lipomas scattered about on me. Doctors looking at them always commented that they were nothing to worry about and not to cut them off as possible infection and scarring...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Crixivan, as well as the other protease inhibitors, can cause lipodystrophy. Although your note is the first time I heard of this drug causing lipomas to shrink, I guess it's plausible that such a thing should happen given the fat component of... Read more »

Switching back to Crixivan

I have been hiv+ for 14 years and diagnosed with AIDS for 5 years due to very low t-cell count and extreme fatigue. My t-cell count was around 40 when I started on Crixivan, d4t and 3tc. My t-cell count is now 260 and I have maintained an...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Not necessarily...but the switch to an NNRTI is reasonable in your situation.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »

Penis Shortening from Crixivan????!!!!????

Greetings from the now most air-polluted city in the country -- Houston. Please say that it is not so that many people are now reporting disturbing news about their penis shortening from taking crixivan. Any comments in your wonderful answers...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any data (or experience in my own clinic) whereby Crixivan is linked to penile shortening. Low testosterone levels are common in the setting of HIV and that could results in some apparent penile problems. Also, Crixivan (often... Read more »

Do you think that Zerit, Videx, and Crixivan will eventually be removed from the US market?

I am married to a wonderful man who lost a brother to AIDS in 1995, a year before HAART came out. My husband says that at the time of his brother's diagnosis, around 1990 or so, the only two treatments that were available were AZT and ddI,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The market share for those drugs is small and still shrinking due to problems with those meds (and others) that you mention and the availability of better drugs in US but there are some patients who tolerate and can benefit from one or more of those... Read more »
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sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have
been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4
counts have risen from an all time low of 65 to... Read more »

Crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince?

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Crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince?

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crixivan and anal fissures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone else out there who has been troubled with anal fissures (small tears in the rectum) since starting Crixivan? I've always been anally healthy until recently. Since they started, I have restrained from anal sex and keep a high fiber... Read more »