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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What Is Delavirdine? Delavirdine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (see Fact Sheet 403 on ART). It is also called Rescriptor. Pharmacia & Upjohn developed it. ViiV Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA)...
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Agenerase Dose w/ Delavirdine & Abacavir

Dear Dr. Cohen,Having been on nearly every drug available for the past 11 of my 42 years, my most recent geno and phenotypes show that my least resistance is to the drug combo of delavirdine/agenerase/abacavir. I had been on AMP/ABV/EFV since my...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Well, Paul, Congrats on first doing your homework. Here are a few thoughts to add.First - the tenofovir expanded access recently expanded - now anyone with any CD4/viral load may be eligible - so this is again an option. Whether you should play... Read more »

Worried about delavirdine

I recently started therapy for the first time after being diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago. My doctor prescribed Combivir and abacavir 2 weeks ago. I have been taking this combination with no real problems. Just yesterday, my doctor prescribed...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Well it is unclear what motivated the decision to pick delavirdine in preference to the others. You do hear more about the others since the data we have have led us to be more confident in them. However at least one study a few years ago with... 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
Yup. Very clear. Hope the answer is equally lucid.Yes -- delavirdine (for simplicity I'll abbreviate it DLV) 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... Read more »

The cost of HIV meds under the ACA

I had asked a couple of months ago if it was true that my med cost would go up to %25 of the cost of the medication under the ACA. I was told that the costs should go down. Unfortunately that is not the case if you DO NOT HAVE Co-Pay assistance with...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Thank you for the reminder. Dealing with health insurance under the new system, although helpful for those who were without insurance, can be a bureaucratic nightmare. Not only are you dealing with a huge government bureaucracy, but you are also... Read more »
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Rescriptor (delavirdine mesylate)

Posted by Anonymous
Is anyone taking this drug? Are you experiencing any side affects. I've only been taking it for a week and now I have a cold/allgery problem (watery eyes and nose). I don't know if it the medicine or just a normal cold/allgery.

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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Atripla in Thailand General information

Posted by HivSenior, 2 Replies
I am currently receiving Atripla at a cost of $108.00 per month in Bangkok, Thailand. I have been positive for the last 6 years. The cost for me on Medicare in the USA would be $1200.00 per month. I make one trip each year and bring back to USA all... Read more »