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How Much Does Crixivan Cost

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Brand name: Crixivan Generic name: indinavir sulfate (indinavir), or IDV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Merck and Co., , (800) 850-3430 AWP: $548.12/month for 180 400 mg capsules Standard Dose: STANDARD DOSE: Rarely used by itself (two 400 mg capsules every eight hours with no food or a low-fat snack). Almost always boosted with Norvir, both twice daily: 800 mg with 100 mg Norvir or 800 mg with 200 mg...
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Crixivan/Norvir vs. Viramune/Combivir on a budget

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. VL around 35,000 CD4+ 350. I am thinking about treatment. My doctor wants me to start on Crixivan, Norvir, Videx EC, & Zerit. Here in Thailand, this will cost over 400 a month. Another option is locally made...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given that viral load and the fact you are drug naive, viramune and combivir should be effective in achieving an undetectable viral load.MH... Read more »

How long after dropping Crixivan...

Can I expect the belly to start fading, if ever. What can I do to help it?Starting Reaetaz, viread, norvir, and combivir. Also androgel, adding deca rather than oxandrin after a month due to cost. Supplementation is per Medibolics. ThanksBrock...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is very difficult to say. Crixivan really increases insulin resistance a lot. But studies with Reyataz have also shown increases in visceral fat. I would work out with cardio at least 4 times a week for 30 min (you need to break a sweat) and 3... 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 »

crixivan and blockage in the testicals?

what if any effects does crixivan have on the testicals because my friend has seems to be a blockage in one testical and the dr said that crixivan can be the culprit?we wont know about the test results till this week but what else would cause...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Crixivan does not cause "blockage" of the testicles. Your friend should see a urologist-- this sounds like another problem entirely, and not like a side effect from a drug.... Read more »
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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?

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince?

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crixivan and anal fissures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone else out there who has been troubled with anal fissures (small tears in the rectum) since starting Crixivan? I've always been anally healthy until recently. Since they started, I have restrained from anal sex and keep a high fiber... Read more »

sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have
been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4
counts have risen from an all time low of 65 to... Read more »