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Missed Dose Aptivus

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Aptivus

Common Name: tipranavir (TPV) Brand Name: Aptivus Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 250 mg capsules with two 100 mg capsules of Norvir, both twice daily. Must be taken with Norvir. Oral solution available; both formulas available for children and adults. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions, but preferably with food to improve Norvir tolerability. Take missed dose as soon as...
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Cross-Resistance

Why is Ritonavir boosted Prezista considered a preferred treatment choice in naive patients? If I develop resistance to it, my understanding is that I will develop resistance to all other PI's besides Aptivus at the same time and therefore would...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.There have been 2 schools of thought on this subject, the "suppressors" and the "sequencers". Most treatment failures with boosted PI regimens fail without the development of PI resistant virus, and even if mutations are... Read more »

Atripla missed dose - 48hrs

I have been on Atripla for 2 yrs and have accidently missed my 1st dose in this time. I am undectable and never miss a dose. I am very very scared.I took my dose on Monday, missed Tuesday by accident and took on Wednesday. A whole 48hrs had passed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually OK to occasionally miss doses of Atripla (not encouraged but persistence of drug levels and effects will often maintain viral control in such situations). KH Read more »

Missing one dose

Hello, I have been on reyataz norvir and truvada for four months now. I have had no side effects. Two days ago I missed a dose. My first time missing one. Should I expect something to go wrong now that I've missed a day.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Missing occasional doses as you describe should not be a problem with your current HIV regimen. KH Read more »

missing one dose of atripila

I have been on atripila for a good while now. The other night i forgot to take my med.....I take them every evening and have been undetectible for quite some time now. Will this affect or mess me up in anyways?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Missing an occasional dose of Atripla rarely causes any signficant problems so you should be OK with that single missed dose. KH Read more »
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Invirase

Common Name: saquinavir Brand Name: Invirase Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 mg Norvir two times a day with food, or within two hours after a meal. Must be taken with... Read more »
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Intelence

Common Name: etravirine Brand Name: Intelence Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 100 mg tablets twice daily, with food. Take missed... Read more »
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Prezista

Common Name: darunavir (formerly TMC114) Brand Name: Prezista Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) once daily for first-time therapy or 600 mg (one 600 mg tablet) twice a day for... Read more »
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Selzentry

Common Name: maraviroc (formerly UK-427,857) Brand Name: Selzentry Class: CCR5 antagonist (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: without food, with no food restrictions. The recommended dose varies depending on other... Read more »
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