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How Much Does Viracept Cost

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Brand name: Viracept Generic name: nelfinavir, or NFV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $919.44/month for 250 and 625 mg tablets Standard Dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer in time to your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose....
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Viracept/Saquinivir ALWAYS better than justViracept?

Dr. Gallant: In a couple of your answers you've said that Viracept (as well as Ritonivir) greatly strengthens the otherwiseweak Saquinivir against HIV in combo therapy with nukes. My boyfriend just got d4T/3TC +Viracept prescribed to him ashis...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Nelfinavir (Viracept) does not "greatly strengthen" saquinavir (the way ritonavir does), but it does modestly enhance saquinavir levels. While with ritonavir you can take reduced doses of saquinavir, the same is not the case with... Read more »

Viracept...eating and timing???

Doctor, if I were a patient of yours and was going to start Viracept today how would you advise it be taken? How much food(calories-fat), and how close to the 8hr. timing (evening dose-morning dose)...what is acceptable??? I've read the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Bob,Viracept (nelfinavir) stays in your blood a lot longer than indinavir (Crixivan), so the every 8 hour dosing is probably not as necessary. It should be taken three times a day with meals, and as long as the spacing is reasonable,it doesn't... 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
Paul,Hi. Thank you 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... Read more »

how often to take Viracept?

I am on viracept and combivir and am undetectible, I take 5 viracept and one combivir in the morning and the same at night. Well my doc wanted me to start 3 vir. in the morning with 1 com. 3 at noon and 3 at night of course with 1 com.well that only...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you are comfortable and happy taking 5 nelfinavir tablets (Viracept) twice a day than taking 3 tablets 3 times a day, then stiick with what you're doing. More people tend to forget the midday dose when there are 3 doses per day, so I... Read more »
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Viracept GI help

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone had any luck with anything that will help with the Viracept-related diarreah, gas and bloating? Any help would be appreciated.

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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post reguarding a person's questions about... Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it?



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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can anyone share any longer term side effects of treatment with viracept(more than 2 years)I went through some very slight initial diareaha(extremely mild and resolved quickly)But lipo is setting in(pyshical as well as lipids)but I've lost 70% of... Read more »