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Do I Need To Take Prezista

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Brand name: Prezista Generic name: darunavir, or DRV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, , (877) JANSSEN (526-7736) AWP: $1,271.09/month for 600 mg tablets; $1,482.99 for 400 mg tablets Standard Dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) with 100 mg Norvir once daily with food for first-time therapy and treatment-experienced adults without Prezista-related HIV resistance, or 600 mg (one 600...
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From reyataz to Prezista

Hi Doctor, My doctor want to switch from reyataz to prezista due to the yellowing of my eyes and skin, he is afraid that I stop the meds because of side effect w/o asking him. I would never do something like that but he still want to do the change....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.No need to be nervous. Both Reyataz (atazanavir) and Prezista (darunavir) are highly recommended first-line HIV protease inhibitors. If the yellowing of the eyes and skin are problematic, a switch from on to the other... 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. The risk and benefit of the treatment... 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 »

switch from atripla to truvada, norvir and prezista

After a difficult diagnosis of AIDS, which I still fight with, I was placed on Atripla. After 2 years, I finally got over the 200 cd4 count mark, but moved sooooo slowly. My doctor decided I should switch meds to help with cd4 count. I am now...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You can take your new regimen at any time, preferably after a small snack or meal. This new regimen is among one of several highly recommended regimens in current first-line treatments, and a one-pill relative is in... Read more »
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Posted by dayleth, 2 Replies

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 the splitting?
Is this feasible? Safe? Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday approved the use of a new HIV drug, made by Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N>, in combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first improve with other... Read more »

Prezista ,truvada norvir

Posted by dayleth, 1 Reply
Alguien Esta tomando este combo? Estaba en reyataz anteriormente y me cambiaron a prezista, Si alguien Esta en este regimen Por favor cuales han sido Los resultados positivos o negativos,me dio una infeccion y temo que Sean Mis defensas bajas.... Read more »