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How Much Does Invirase Cost

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big belly/skinny body

hi my boyfriend has hiv and he has a big belly now. what meds could he take to help him and what would you recommend him take. he is now on norvir 100 mg,invirase 500 mg & combivir 150mg
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Exercise and diet can help modestly and is recommended. Drug treatment for increased intraabdominal fat is still of uncertain cost/benefit so no specific regimen can be generally recommended. KH Read more »

cost of drugs

Dear Ricky, Could you please let me have the costs of the following treatment: 1. AZT + 3TC + Viracept 2. AZT + 3TC + Crixivan Could you please let me know the costs per month if one was to begin treatmet with either of the combinations. Please...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program for your question. This is not such a simple answer as youmay think. This is because prices are not regulated, and the costs ofprescription drugs can literally vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. The onlyprice ranges that I have are wholesale... Read more »

Are 2 PI's Enough?

I am on salvage treatment. I am resistant to NNRTIs and NRTIs. My viral load is 0 and CD4s 300. I did T20 for 18 months and had to discontinue due to ISRs. I take Saquinivir500 and Lexiva with Norvir. I also take 3TC (even though I am resistant...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...potent enough and may be left alone. Adding another agent when the viral load is undetectable is not advisable. It simply adds cost, toxicity, and this strategy has not been proven to change the long-term outcome.In terms of safety, dual PI... Read more »

Nutropin Depot treatment for wasting

My doctor recently prescribed me Nutropin Depot for wasting. I take 22.5 mg of Nutropin once a month. (In case you need to know, for my HIV I take Invirase, Norvir and Combivir. The virus has been undetectable for 3 years and t counts are at 660.)...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I do not know what Nutropin Depot is. However I do not see any reason why you could not start oxandrin or other anabolics, even with mildly elevated lipds and creatinine. Good luck! DTD Read more »
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... Common Name: saquinavir Brand Name: Invirase Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 mg Norvir two times a day Read more »
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Saquinavir (Invirase)

...Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Saquinavir? Saquinavir, also called Invirase, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). There used to be a version called Fortovase that is no... Read more »

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

... sack-KWIN-uh-vihr MEH-sih-LATE --> Brand Name: Invirase Other Name(s): Ro 31-8959/003 (Saquinavir mesylate), SQV, Saquinavir mesylate, Saquinavir monomethanesulfonate (Saquinavir Read more »
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...Rescriptor is not recommended with either rifampin or Mycobutin. Rescriptor increases levels of protease inhibitors Crixivan, Lexiva, Invirase, Kaletra, Norvir, and Viracept, as well as immunosuppressants, birth control pills (ethinyl estradiol),... Read more »
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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. Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »