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Do I Need To Take Crixivan

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... Common Name: indinavir sulfate Brand Name: Crixivan Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Rarely used by itself (two 400 mg capsules every eight hours with no food or a low-fat snack). Almost always boosted with Norvir, both twice daily: 400 mg Crixivan
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crixivan causing hypertension

My son developed hypertension at age 10 from crixivan. He never took it again. I am 35 & have been taking crixivan for 10 years with short STIs. I developed hypertension 2 yrs ago. I'm wondering if Crixivan has possibly caused mine? My doc is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine for your posting.In my mind it is very difficult to demonstrate with any confidence that antiretroviral therapy, including Crixivan (indinavir) cause hypertension. That said there are some studies suggesting that there may be increased... Read more »

Combivir Crixivan PEP Regimen

Hello,About 10 days ago i started a PEP regimen of Combivir and Cirxivan after accidently having brief intercourse (30 sec) without a condom. When i recieved the medications the crixivan didn't explicitly tell me to take two tablets three times a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and (4) post-PEP follow-up HIV tests. Whether PEP is even indicated for this type of "accident" is debatable. The choice of Crixivan plus Combivir would not be my first choice for a PEP regimen. That you were not given explicit instructions... Read more »

crixivan, good or bad?

Hi,Firstly, thank you for the amazing work you all do both here and in your jobs. The world needs more people like you guys! Anyway, Ive been positive almost 3 years. I was on kaletra and combivir. I was recently hospitalized with PCP. Since...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...thinking. If your virus is resistant to lopinavir (one of the drugs in Kaletra) chances are it will also be resistant to indinavir (Crixivan). Further, if you have other options why not use them now? Should they wait until you get really... Read more »

Crixivan after viramune's rashes

Doctor Pavia due to rashes I will have stop taking viramune. My old combo was with crixivan. I read that viramune takes long time to clear up from the bloodstream (25-30 hours). Viramune decreases crixivan strength. When would it be the right time...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...You are correct that if you take viramune with crixivan, the blood level of viramune will be decreased by about 25%. Depending on your blood level, this might or might not be enough Read more »

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

... in-DIN-a-veer Brand Name: Crixivan Other Name(s): IDV, Indinavir sulfate, L-735,524, MK-639, Sulfato de indinavir Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Indinavir Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Indinavir? Indinavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Crixivan. It is manufactured by Merck & Co. Indinavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme... Read more »

Sulfato de Indinavir (Crixivan)

... Brand Name: Crixivan Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la proteasa El sulfato de indinavir, conocido también como Crixivan, es un tipo de medicamento Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...Indinavir? Indinavir es un medicamento que se usa como parte del tratamiento antirretroviral (ART). También es conocido como Crixivan y es fabricado por Merck & Co. Indinavir es un inhibidor de la proteasa. Estos medicamentos bloquean a la... Read more »
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sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 »


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? Read more »

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 »


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? Read more »