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Do I Need To Take Isentress

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May need to switch to Truvada/Isentress

Doc: Ron here: I started with Atripla but had to stop due to severe rash. Then went to Epzicom/Isentress. My HLA test was negative but I am not feeling well on this regimen and am wondering if I can switch to Truvada/Isentress without difficulties....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Hi Ron,Sorry to hear that you are having difficulty with your initial treatments. Rest assured that there are many options available and you should work with your medical provider to find the best "fit" for you.As long as there has been... Read more »

Isentress really needed?

On atripla (totally adherent)...vl:undetectable, for last 2 yrs. after Dx, new internist... Read more »

Isentress Vs Kaletra

Please, may you list known side effects of Isentress?I'm going to start therapy and I need to... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Expert Panel to Review Merck's New HIV Treatment Isentress in September

On Sept. 5, the Food and Drug Administration's antiviral panel will meet to assess the safety and efficacy of Isentress, a new HIV drug from Merck & Co. The drug's target market is patients who no longer respond to at least one drug in three... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Merck's Antiretroviral Isentress More Efficient in Suppressing HIV Among Untreated Patients

Merck 's antiretroviral drug Isentress suppresses levels of HIV in previously untreated patients better than the company's antiretroviral efavirenz, according to research presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Society of Microbiology and the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gilead HIV Drug as Good as Merck's Isentress: Study

Gilead Sciences Inc. said elvitegravir, a component in its four-drug HIV treatment Quad, showed similar efficacy and tolerability compared to Merck & Co.'s Isentress in a two-year trial. The results of the study in previously treated HIV... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Isentress

Brand name: Isentress Generic name: raltegravir, or RAL Class: Integrase inhibitor (integrase strand transfer inhibitor, or INSTI) Manufacturer: Merck and Co., www.isentress.com , (800) 622-4477 AWP: $1,171.31/month Standard Dose: ... Read more »
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Isentress and Intelence side effects

Posted by nevereasy, 2 Replies
Anyone taking these two drugs together? One or the other?. I seem to be extremely fatigued and weak. Additionally I am off balance also have a marked increase in my need to take a lorazapam ( anti anxiety) . Anybody else have any of these problems? ... Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 2 Replies
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »