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Missed Dose Raltegravir

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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): RAL, raltegravir potassium Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Raltegravir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include skin reactions, allergic reactions, and liver problems. Stop taking raltegravir and contact your health care provider right away if you develop a rash with any of the following symptoms: ...
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Missed one dose

My partner has been on meds since June of 2010. He has hovered at a viral load of <20 copies to somewhere in the 30s and 40s (his doctor says this is nothing to worry about, last test was a viral load of 33). He hasn't missed a does once...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.No need for panic here at all. Since your partner currently has an undetectable viral load, there's virtually no risk in a single missed dose.With raltegravir (recommended to be dosed twice daily), a single... Read more »

Missed Dose

Hi,I currently take a combination of four medications. Three of them are taken once a day and one (Isentress- 400MG) is taken twice. I usually take the evening dose after dinner. After taking this morning's dose, I realized that I forgot to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Isentress (raltegravir) should be taken twice daily, but in the specific instance of missing a dose of this medication, you could simply take the missed pill with the next dose-- the medication is nearly as effective... Read more »

Missed doses

Dear Doctor,I'm on treatment (Darunavir+ritonavir+truvada+raltegravir)since october '07 and I'm undetectable since december '07. I've never forgotten to take my meds but yesterday night I forgot to take them. In the morning...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
First, you did the right thing to take the full dose as soon as you recognized the lapse.A single missed dose is less likely to lead to drug resistance in people who, like you, have achieved an undetectable viral load, as compared to individuals who... Read more »

Missed Morning Dose of Kaletra & Invirase

Hello,I apologize upfront for any duplications if this question has been asked before -?? In any case, in 1995, at age 36, I was diagnosed with HIV. My physician initially started me on AZT. Later, he changed to Viracept, Epivir and Zerit. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Don't worry. Your single mishap is highly unlikely to have led to any change in resistance of the virus. If you continue to be as diligent as you have been about taking your meds, I suspect you will continue to do well.Further good news is... Read more »
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Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

Take Raltegravir? Have Herpes?

Posted by peterorgers
I don't have hiv, however I do have genital herpes. Those with just genital herpes do not have access to any drugs currently that are strong enough to completely repress the disease. Many in the genital herpes community are getting exciting that... Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »