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Isentress

Brand name: Isentress Generic name: raltegravir, or RAL Class: Integrase inhibitor (integrase strand transfer inhibitor, or INSTI) Manufacturer: Merck and Co., www.isentress.com , (800) 622-4477 AWP: $1,171.31/month Standard Dose: One 400 mg film-coated tablet twice a day, with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Can be taken by children two years or older. Dosing is based on weight for children 2-11 years old. A new...
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Dosing of Truvada and Isentress for Travelling Banker

Dear Dr. Young. Hello from Hong Kong!Thank you for the wonderfull work you and your colleagues do in this forum. I am a banker and travel to the US frequently and also accross Asia regularly, thus encountering many different time zones in which I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post from Hong Kong.I think that you have the right idea- as a frequent international traveler, I can sympathize with your situation. So long as you're not changing locations every other day, you can simply set your... Read more »

May need to switch to Truvada/Isentress

Doc: Ron here: I started with Atripla but had to stop due to severe rash. Then went to Epzicom/Isentress. My HLA test was negative but I am not feeling well on this regimen and am wondering if I can switch to Truvada/Isentress without difficulties....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Hi Ron,Sorry to hear that you are having difficulty with your initial treatments. Rest assured that there are many options available and you should work with your medical provider to find the best "fit" for you.As long as there has been... Read more »

Isentress and lexiva

After 11yrs on Trizivir, I have opted to change Meds and my Dr is recommending Isentress and lexiva! My Tcells count have alway been 900 to 980 and because of lypo on face I felt it was time for a change. While I'm doing some research on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The AZT in Trizivir is believed to contribute to increased risk for fat loss (lipoatrophy). Trizivir is not a preferred/recommended stand along HIV treatment in the US partly due to concerns about fat loss as well as initial/long term efficicy... Read more »

First line Isentress in Induction - Maintenance?

Doctor,I am treatment naive with a high VL (750K+). My Dr has prescribed Reyataz, Ebzicom, and Isentress. He used Isentress for its fast reduction in VL but then plans to take me off of it. I am concerned with the toxicity of the Nukes and might...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This notion of induction-maintenance has been around a long time and there are really very few studies which support its use. Even when the viral load is quite high, traditional regimens work quite well. So the strategy of adding a 4th or 5th drug... Read more »
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Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
Isentress is a relatively new therapy. My Dr just added it to my mono therapy of Invirase (boosted with Norvir). I have been undetectable for two years on the Invirase but my Tcells never get over 300. He added Isentress. I have had bad reflux ( not... Read more »

Isentress and Intelence side effects

Posted by nevereasy, 2 Replies
Anyone taking these two drugs together? One or the other?. I seem to be extremely fatigued and weak. Additionally I am off balance also have a marked increase in my need to take a lorazapam ( anti anxiety) . Anybody else have any of these problems? ... Read more »

Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »