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How Long Does Indinavir Take To Work

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...forgiving. Although you will have the most consistent blood levels of your drugs if they are 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 stop working. Reality: It's very important to take AIDS medications correctly. In fact, if you miss more...
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how long should I expect meds to continue working?

I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work for as long as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »

how long HAART will work?

dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about longevity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »

Delavirdine interactions with Indinavir and other antiretrovirals.

Hi Dr. Cohen!Bob Frascino spoke to a group of us in Monterey, CA last week and began for the first time to explain why I have remained undetectable for so long(4+ years) on the same five drug regimen even though my dosing schedule was not precise. ...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...does have similar effects on the p450 system as does ritonavir. Not as potent but similar. So yes you can dose reduce the IDV to 600 TID and do well. (not sure why you also have dose reduced the d4T and ddI but I'll leave that one for... Read more »

How long do newer regimes work?

Hello,first many thanks for your work, this site and especially the questions and answers helped me much since diagnosis. I just wanted to ask how long newer regim work on average for treatment naive patients? Thanks
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Well, that depends on the patient. For someone that has perfect adherence and no medication related side effects, they will work indefinitely. For someone with very poor adherence they don't work very well at all. For someone with mediocre... Read more »
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The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...produced when 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... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

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

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...and the original buffered form of ddI , take ddI two hours before or after atazanavir. Atazanavir should not be taken with indinavir (Crixivan) due to the increased risk of jaundice. Amprenavir levels are increased by atazanavir. ... Read more »
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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 »

How long does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over 200. Does anyone have any experience with going from AIDS back to HIV status? Read more »

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 »