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How Often Do You Have To Take Isentress

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Isentress Vs Kaletra

Please, may you list known side effects of Isentress?I'm going to start therapy and I need to make a choice between Isentress and Kaltera. May help me in the evaluation?I've read a study about the chance of switching to Isentress after first therapy...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thank you for your post.To me, this is an easy one. Kaletra is a now aging first-line PI (at least here in the US) that's been replaced in most cases with other, better tolerated and perhaps more potent PIs. Isentress is the first of the... Read more »

Isentress/truvada combo

I started treatment 2 days ago. I started with an isentress pill by itself then 12 hours later took... Read more »

Isentress: how close to every 12 hours?

Hello and thank you for your time. I appreciate it. I'm on Isentress and Truvada and am doing... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck's HIV Drug Isentress Fails Once-a-Day Study

Taking the HIV drug Isentress once a day is not as effective as the standard twice-daily regimen, reported drug manufacturer Merck & Co. Based on these initial results, Merck is suspending the Phase III trial of once-daily dosing. Isentress is the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Isentress

Common Name: raltegravir (formerly MK-0518) Brand Name: Isentress Class: HIV integrase inhibitor (also called integrase strand transfer inhibitor or INSTI) Standard dose: One 400 mg film-coated tablet twice a day. Can be taken... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir --> Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): MK-0518, MK0158, RAL Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Raltegravir, also known as Isentress and MK-0518, is a type of medicine called an integrase inhibitor. Integrase... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

What Is Raltegravir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Raltegravir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Raltegravir? Raltegravir (Isentress)... Read more »
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isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 1 Reply
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 »

Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According to the doctor it's because of Immune Reconstitution... Read more »