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Lexiva Vs Prezista

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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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ACID REFLUX OPTIONS-REYATAZ / PREZISTA/OTHER PI

I have been on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada since I was diagnosed, almost 3 years. I went to an ENT who recommended that I step up the acid reflux medication. I am currently using Zantac, maximum dose. I feel fine and have not had belching, or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have generally had good experiences with Prezista/darunavir which in general is tolerated similarly to atazanavir/Reyataz (more rash but less jauncide with Prezista). Lexiva and Kaletra are other PIs to consider as would be NNRTIs (efavirenz or... Read more »

Should I rechallenge with Prezista after rash (with known Sulfa allergy)?

Hello Dr. McGowan,I am a 55 y/o caucasian female; I have been on ARVs for 25+ years (remain undetectable/CD4 800+); recently switched from Reyataz to Prezista because of kidney stones related to atazanavir, but after 12 days on Prezista, I developed...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Hi,Sorry to hear about the reaction. It is not unusual to have reactions to Prezisou if you have had a previous sulfa allergy. If there was no previous treatment failure or drug resistance in your virus (which may not be likely after 25 years),... Read more »

simple lexiva vs. norvir boosted lexiva

I just switched to a combo of Truvada and Lexiva. I made the switch from Kaletra, Viread, and Epivir. I was having problems with bone necrosis and extremely high cholesterol & trigylcerides. From what I've read here it seems that...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
There are a number studies that have looked and are currently investigating the option of going from a boosted protease inhibitor (PI) regimen to an unboosted PI regimen. The results of the ARIES study that is looking at a regimen that contains... Read more »

LEXIVA and REYATAZ - lypo issues?

How lypo-friendly is LEXIVA and REYATAZ?For those of us who cannot take an NNRTI, what other main lypo friendly meds are there?When will the newer NNRTI drugs and similiar lypo friendly drugs be available?Thank you for your help....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
THere is not a lot of body shape data on either of these protease inhibitors. A study comparing Sustiva and Reyataz (without Norvir) did find that they were about the same as far as any gain in fat in the belly. With both groups there was an... Read more »
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Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
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 »

Prezista ,truvada norvir

Posted by dayleth, 1 Reply
Alguien Esta tomando este combo? Estaba en reyataz anteriormente y me cambiaron a prezista, Si alguien Esta en este regimen Por favor cuales han sido Los resultados positivos o negativos,me dio una infeccion y temo que Sean Mis defensas bajas.... Read more »

PREZISTA

Posted by dayleth, 2 Replies
I AM ON PREZISTA , NORVIR TRUVADA , WHO ELSE IS ON THAT CAMBO ?? ?I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS OF PREZISTA AND IF IS WORKING FOR YOU! Read more »

One of meds have been changed (Prezista)

Posted by Trav, 1 Reply
This week my Prezista meds have been changed. I was taking two 400 mg pills and now I'm taking one 800 mg tablet. Has anyone else's Prezista meds changed? Read more »