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Facts About Rescriptor

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Common Name: delavirdine Brand Name: Rescriptor Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 200 mg tablets or four 100 mg tablets three times a day (every 8 hours). Only the 100 mg tablets can be dissolved in liquid; however, avoid grapefruit juice. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as...
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Hi:I have been HIV+ since at least 1981 but never got sick. However, I have shown resistance to everything and my viral load ranges from 40,000 to 80,000. My t cell count ranges from 290 - 450. My doctor has me on kaletra, norvir, viread,...
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
Hmm.. Not sure what to make of that regimen, without the benefit or your prior hiv med history and resistance test results. That is quite a pill burden, and given the current level of viral load is probably unnecessary. Kaletra has norvir in it, and... Read more »

Big fat tummy......

I am a 22 year-old female in the military. I was recently switched from combivir/sustiva to combivir/abacavir because of the many unmanageable side effects I had from Sustiva. I have been on the new regimen for a little less than a month and my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Actually that has not been very common with abacavir. In fact, many persons have been switched to the combination that you are on in an effort to combat increased fat in the stomach. You may want to get some liver tests and an exam of the... Read more »

Breast lyposuction

Hi there and thanks all for your great job you do for us all!I have been HIV+ sin ce 1985 and been thru almost all combos..the latest one is Rescriptor,Ziagen,Kaletra,tenofovir..CD4 at 500 AND V.L. at 2000copies.The combo is quite ok but am worried...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Liposuction can provide some benefit but the problem can recur. The use of growth hormone and some diabetic drugs are being looked at in the setting of fat accumulation. ou might want to check your prolactin and testosterone levels (total/free). ... Read more »
Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

Response from Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

University of Minnesota
AZT (zidovudine) and Rescriptor (delavirdine) is unlikely to suppress HIV unless it is used with a third drug. This combination may be good if the viral load (HIV-RNA) is small and your CD4 count is high. In general, most guidelines (DHHS, IAS,... Read more »
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de-la-VIR-deen --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Other Name(s): 136817-59-9, DLV, Delavirdine mesylate, Mesilato de delavirdina,U-90152S Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Delavirdine, also known as Rescriptor,... Read more »
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