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How Long Does Crixivan Take To Work

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The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...to be very useful in HIV therapy. Here's an example: Norvir (ritonavir) is a protease inhibitor (PI) that makes the enzymes work slower. This keeps other drugs in the body longer. So if Norvir is given with another PI, like Crixivan (indinavir), it "boosts" Crixivan. The minimum concentration (Cmin) and total exposure (AUC) of Crixivan are both increased. As a result, Crixivan can be given twice a day with a little Norvir instead of three...
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How long does Procrit take to work?

Shortly after starting HAART meds -- Norvir boosted Crixivan and Combivir. I'm also taking Dapsone for OI prevention -- my hemoglobin dropped from 14+ to 9. I started getting Procrit injections. After the first 6 weeks there was little difference,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people. Procrit is definitely indicated for this type of anemia, and is generally highly effective. So why might this not be working as well as anticipated for you? Several possibilities come to mind. To effectively make new red blood cells, the... Read more »

How long after dropping Crixivan...

Can I expect the belly to start fading, if ever. What can I do to help it?Starting Reaetaz, viread, norvir, and combivir. Also androgel, adding deca rather than oxandrin after a month due to cost. Supplementation is per Medibolics. ThanksBrock
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...It is very difficult to say. Crixivan really increases insulin resistance a lot. But studies with Reyataz have also shown increases in visceral fat. I would work out Read more »

failure on crixivan, where to turn

if you are unable to tolerate crixivan after a long-term trial of taking it in combination with AZT and ddi, to what medication do you now turn? Will your virus have developed resistance to the other two protease inhibitors? Are they better...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...If the reason you can't take Crixivan (indinavir) is intolerance, then you may be able to switch drugs, because provided you were taking it regularly, you may not Read more »

Crixivan versus Kaletra - AP

Dr. Pavia, Thank you for answering my question from a week or so ago ("Concerned about a Viral Load of 53"). It was, apparently, just a blip. I'm back to below 50 now. But I am trying to make a decision: As I wrote, I was first tested 14 years ago;...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...Dear Scott, You don't mention if you are taking crixivan the "old fashioned way" of 800 mg every 8 hours on an empty stomach, or the "new and improved way" of 800 mg twice a day with Read more »
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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...work slower. This keeps some other drugs in the body longer and athigher levels. So if Norvir is given with another PI, like Crixivan (indinavir), it "boosts" Crixivan. This means the amount ofCrixivan in the blood is higher than it would be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...taken at even intervals through the day, they won't stop working if you're off by an hour or two. However, some drugs, like Crixivan (indinavir) can require careful timing. Myth: You have to take 100% of your doses on time or else the drugs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...red blood cells break down). High levels can indicate liver disease but might also be caused by the antiviral drugs indinavir (Crixivan) and atazanavir (Reyataz). Alkaline Phosphatase . High levels can indicate liver or bone disease. GGT ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...These drugs interfere with HIV's protease enzyme. There are many approved PIs: Aptivus (tipranivir) Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) ... Read more »
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Crixivan

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 »

How long to live?

Posted by PondersLife, 4 Replies
...1998. Now 2007 still undetectable and t-cells near 750...I look and feel like always...so now since it has been 7 years, how long will it last?? Can I look forward to a "normal" life..well other than being single and all...but thats another... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »