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Lexiva

Brand name: Lexiva Generic name: lopinavir/fosamprenavir calcium (fosamprenavir), or FPV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $947.12/month for 60 tablets;$133.20 for 225 mL oral suspension (50 mg/mL) Standard Dose: For people on a PI for the first time: two 700 mg tablets with either one 100 mg or two 100 mg Norvir, both once daily; or two 700 mg tablets...
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lexiva and combivir

My doctor has prescribed lexiva and combivir, twice daily, as my initial treatment. Is this a 'normal' first treatment option? What side effects should I be concerned with?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Lexiva (fosamprenavir) is one of the newest protease inhibitors to be approved. The drug was studied in treatment naive persons mostly in combination with abacavir and 3TC (in constrast to AZT/3TC, or Combivir), but in this... Read more »

Lexiva & Kaletra

I was recently prescribed Lexiva & Kaletra and I was wondering were there any more testings done to see how effect these drugs are together. What are your thoughts on these drugs? Also is there anything out to reverse, reduce or prevent...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lexiva can lower lopinavir levels so checking plasma levels is recommended due to the unpredicaable but often negative interaction between those protease inhibitors. KH... Read more »

Lexiva and combivir

My doctor has prescribed lexiva and combivir, twice daily, as my initial treatment. Is this a 'normal' first treatment option? What side effects should I be concerned with? ...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is a normal treatment option and should work well. The main side effects to be on the lookout for are AZT (in Combivir) induced nausea, headache, or anemia. Lexiva can cause nausea and diarrhea. There is a trend towards use of once daily... Read more »

Switch from Kaletra to Lexiva?

Dear Dr. Henry:I appreciate all the information you have provided in the past. In my last question, I asked you about switching regimens, i.e., Kaletra to Lexiva with boosted Norvir, and you answered that once a patient goes below 50 for viral load...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually you could switch back to the Kaletra if GI symptoms don't improve presuming the viral level is still suppressed. You might consider adding FTC with the Viread (Truvada) or 3TC and abacavir (Epzicom) as the NRTI backbone. Boosted... Read more »
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I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir
Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »

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If someone is HIV positive how many medications are given? And if someone is exposed to HIV in the workplace will they be prescribed HIV meds for 10days with a refill? Read more »

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