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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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Lipoatrophy from Truvada and Isentress?

I am 47 yr old on truvada and isentress for 3 yrs or so. It seems lately arms and legs have gotten worse In the last yr. Noticeably. What are your thoughts on this? Ive been doing sculptra for a while for face. Its improved....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Although Truvada is less likely than other nukes to produce lipoatrophy, it may still gradually develop over time. There are some studies that show better preservation of peripheral fat with protease inhibitors, but... Read more »

Alternative to Isentress

I am currently on a regimen of Sustiva and Combivir. My viral load is undetectable and CD4 count is around 600; however, my triglyceride level has been confirmed and has gone through the roof! My doctor has suggested that I switch from Sustiva to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you, yours is a common problem in which the insurance companies charge a proportion of the total cost as a copay for all "brand" medicines. Of course almost all of the most effective HIV meds are not available as generics so it is a... Read more »

Truvada + Isentress as PrEP

Hi Thanks for all interesting answers. I have been on PrEP since a year and I am just fine. I read that Isentress is adding a security since it does stop the viral integration. Why does not a PrEP regim include Isentress since it is recommended as...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP is a very highly effective component for prevention of HIV infection. Added to our customary discussion about condoms and safer sex, PrEP adds in excess of 95% additional prevention... Read more »

Help with Isentress/Turvada side effects?

I am a non-US citizen who lives in Asia and travels to Thailand for treatment. My doctors are great but there are communication and cultural issues, so the standard "ask your doctor" response won't really help me. I have asked and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You have been unlucky so far. Xanax not a good long term solution (that is the easy part). Both raltegravir or less likely the Truvada can cause insomnia not often but reported to occur. Consider a trial switch off raltegravir perhaps to... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments:
Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day
Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day
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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 »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 2 Replies
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »