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Do People Take Kaletra With Truvada

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Brand name: Truvada Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $1,427.09/month Standard Dose: For adults and pediatric patients 12 years or older and weighing more than 77 pounds, one tablet (200 mg...
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kaletra/truvada or viramune/truvada

After 7 years of being diagnosed with HIV now my CD4 97, VL 23,000, resistance test came back negative. I'm on bactrim, no oportunistic infections ever or any other illness, all other labs within normal ranges. My doctor advised me to take...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your viral load is of a moderate level and most regimens should get you down to an undetectable level. A recent study comparing kaletra and efavirenz (a cousin of nevirapine) combined with drugs like truvada demonstrated that efavirenz regimens got... Read more »

Truvada and Kaletra

Hello Doc, I have a question, Im taking Truvada and Kaletra for 28 days, since Aug 24, around 1pm I couldnt remember if I took the med at 10am or not, so I took at 1pm, what would be the problem if a doubled doseD?. pls let me know im worried....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Other than a possible risk of increased side effects, there's no real issue with taking a single double dose of your medications.If you're having difficulty remembering if you'd taken your pills, a pill... Read more »

Muscle pain with Truvada + Kaletra

Hello DrI have been on PEP treatment for 11 days now, and I have experimented many side effects. One of them is muscle pain, especially in my buttocks and legs, and I swear I havent been able to make exercise since two weeks ago. Could this be a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Lactic acidosis is not associated with these drugs. In fact when people developed lactic acidosis on older medications we placed them on Truvada. Moreover, the symptoms of this do not typically include muscle pain.Lipodystrophy occurs after years... Read more »

Is Zerit necessary with Truvada and Kaletra

I have been on a combination of Kaletra, Truvada and Zerit for 4 years. My VL is undetectable and my CD4 count is 920.I have a constant struggle with weight loss in my face and upper body, arms and legs. I would guess I am probably about 6 - 8 kilos...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like your current regimen was prescribed because of earlier drug resistance. As such, it's important to understand the pattern of resistance that was detected before making adjustments to your... Read more »
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PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

Isentress plus Kaletra

Posted by Danigirl, 2 Replies
Has anyone taken a combination of Isentress and Kaletra? My husbands ID doctor called in this prescription after he had a reaction from the Atripla. We are new at this but I understand that traditionally the two aren't given together. The only... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra.
I hear that the newer formulation of Kaletra has less side effects that the old one - has anyone... Read more »