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Do I Need To Take Prezista

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Prezista

... Common Name: darunavir (formerly TMC114) Brand Name: Prezista Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) once daily for first-time therapy or 600 mg (one 600 mg tablet) twice a day for treatment-experienced adults. All doses must be taken with
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Kidney Issues on HIV Treatment (Truvada + Prezista)

Hello Doctor, I have a question about what I should do about my HIV treatment with sudden kidney issues. History: on meds (prezista+norvir+truvada) since 2008, viral load is undetectable, CD4 at 700-800, % at 25. recently, i got my labs back and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You may also want to discussing with your HIV specialist checking for protein, microalbumin in urine, levels of phosphorus in urine/blood, and other tests to determine fully status of renal function. Often a referral to renal specialist to look for... Read more »

Can I take Prezista if allergic to sulfa drugs?

I am allergic to bactrim and sulfa based meds. My reaction 15 years ago placed me in the hospital with hives and blurred vision. I am needing to change meds with Prezista being recommeded due to multiple mutations. CD4 count is 509 viral load is 380...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good question. I would usually still try the Prezista with careful monitoring. KH Read more »

Prezista as first line HAART for newly diagnosed

Hi Dr. McGowan,I am 24 and was diagnosed with HIV in May 2009, after becoming seriously ill for several months with sinus and chest infections as well as asthma and jock itch. I recommended to my GP that he test me for HIV even though he said it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...to 48 or 20). Whichever your lab uses, the number should become undetectable soon. The key to success is not to miss doses.Prezista+norvir once a day as the backbone of your treatment has been extremely effective and should be well tolerated. ... Read more »

I am allergic to sulfa based meds. Can I take Prezista?

My dr. did a genotype and suggested Prezista as a med to take. I am allergic to bactrim and sulfa based meds. Is Prezista safe? My reaction to bactrim was severe enough to hospitalize me back in 1990. Thanks Dennis
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...There is an increased risk of having a rash or allergic reaction to Prezista (darunavir) if you have had a sulfa reaction. There is no contraindication to using it, but careful monitoring would be needed. Read more »
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An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

... dar-UE-na-vir Brand Name: Prezista Other Name(s): TMC 114, TMC114 Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Darunavir, also known as Prezista or TMC114, is a type of Read more »
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Prezista Monotherapy May Prove Effective

...completed. Most of the results so far have not been promising, though they have mostly come from using Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir). Prezista (darunavir) and Reyataz (atazanavir) are two other PIs now under study. Early 48-week data from the... Read more »
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Darunavir (Prezista)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Darunavir? Darunavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Prezista TM and used to be called TMC114. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Darunavir is a protease... Read more »
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FAQs About Prezista (Darunavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... General Treatment | Switching Treatment | Side Effects General Treatment Prezista's Resistance Profile Which mutations is Prezista resistant to? Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D. (October 9, 2006) Should Read more »
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Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
...I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
...So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
...Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. Read more »

Prezista with out food

Posted by personpitch, 1 Reply
...I've been on meds for exactly one week. So far I've had no major side effects, and am quite pleased. I'm on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir. Today I went out to dinner and had a big meal at about 7:30. I take my meds at 9:00, and took them as... Read more »