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Drug Reactions With Kaletra And Ziagen

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Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Nucleotide and Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Drug Daily Pills (Adults) * How to Take and Store Side Effects Notes Abacavir (Ziagen) 2 (300 mg: 1, 2x/day or 2, 1x/day) No food restrictions; alcohol boosts abacavir levels. Hypersensitivity reaction in about 8% of patients Don't use with ust two other nucleoside analogs unless...
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Kaletra is somewhat still effective. Should I change?

My viral load bounces between 50 to 380. Genotype testing suggest virus is somewhat sensitive but not fully sensitive to Kaleta. Dr. suggested darunivar but I am allergic to sulfa based meds. I will be adding Issentress and Truvada. Should I explore...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...drugs) and Isentress are fully active, that leaves the 3rd agent. It would be important to know what you are using now with Kaletra? If you are already on Truvada than just adding Isentress to a non-suppressive regimen would not be a good idea. ... Read more »

Kaletra/ Viread/Epivir combo

Hi Dr. Keith,I'm 36 yo female who has been HIV+ for 20 years. I have been on numerous drug combos over the years including AZT mono-therapy back in the 80's, but I have taken long breaks and have tried to use them sparingly for resistance sake....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...copies then switching meds to something a bit easier could be considered. I would lean heavily on the PIs considering using Kaletra+ Invirase + whatever nukes you tolerate and show some activity on resistance tests (perhaps save the NNRTIs for... Read more »

treatment with drugs-Kaletra, Abacavir, &Tenofovir

I have a friend who is HIV positive and is considering starting a treatment program that includes the medications Kaletra, Abracavir and Tenofovir. What can you tell me about their effectiveness and possible side effects? Thank you so much.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...These are 3 of the most commonly used HIV medications, but it is not that common for abacavir (Ziagen) to be used in combination with tenofovir (Viread) in first line therapy due to lack of data and better options. The main toxicities Read more »

MED CHANGE after initial treatment.

Dear Experts,i had started a large amount of meds for my initial treatment, as my doc wanted to reduce my viral load as quick as possible as it had increased to >750,000 from 40,000 within couple months(i also got shingles). I started Combivir,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...would probably have gotten to an undetectable viral load and with less angst. It is hard to know exactly what happened with Ziagen, but I strongly suggest you stay away from it in the future since the condition subsided after you stopped it. ... Read more »
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... The Body Covers: The 1st International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA June 26-29, 1999 Conference Summaries The recent expansion Read more »
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Some drug reactions, I think

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Hey guys, long time no parlez, For two years I've been on a regimen of Norvir, Atazanavir (Reyetaz) and Truvada (Viread and Emtriva). Last July I developed tingling in my toes (parathesia) which became painful buring and shooting pains. This... Read more »

Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle these scenarios. Had an orientation on HIV treatment a... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. 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 Read more »