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Prezista And Combivir Combination

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Prezista

Brand name: Prezista Generic name: darunavir, or DRV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, www.prezista.com , (877) JANSSEN (526-7736) AWP: $1,271.09/month for 600 mg tablets; $1,482.99 for 400 mg tablets Standard Dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) with 100 mg Norvir once daily with food for first-time therapy and treatment-experienced adults without Prezista-related HIV resistance, or 600 mg (one 600...
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Changing from Epzicom+Prezista+Norvir to Combivir+Sustiva

Hi, doctor.It's me again. I previously posted here about my partner being prescribed with Atripla, Trizivir and Viread by his primary doctor when he was admitted to the hospital. After he was discharged, he was finally able to visit an HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and good to hear back from you.Good to hear that you're partner is now on a more conventional regimen. The current regimen is one of the current US Department of Health and Human Service Guideline "alternate" ranked ones- and... Read more »

Improved Triglycerides with Prezista/Norvir Combination?

I am on a treatment which includes 4x 100mg Norvir daily. It has been suggested that I add Prezista to my treatment in order to reduce the amount of Norvir, thus getting better control over my triglycerides. I can't find information to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.It sounds like you must be taking a tipranavir-based regimen-- a switch to darunavir (Prezista)/ritonavir (if permitted by your drug resistance pattern) may lower your triglycerides. In a study versus Kaletra... Read more »

combivir+invirase+norvir vs kaletra+combivir

Hello,I am on combivir+invirase+norvir for the last 6 years. CD4 count is 640 and viral load is undetectable. I was put on this therapy because I was planning pregnancy but it did not happened yet. I am doing OK but diarrhea sometimes. My new doctor...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's important to weigh the pros and cons of any treatment switch, particularly if you're doing well (and virologically suppressed) on your current regimen.Kaletra is a more modern boosted protease inhibitor... Read more »

Combination to use after EFV + Combivir combo

Hi,I'm using a Sustiva + Combivir combo fairly well for 4 1/2 yrs with viral load undetectable at all times and 100% adherence. I have been on other combinations in the past but never experienced virologic failure. I have had hepatitis A and...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
It sounds like you are doing great on your current regimen with the potential exception of lipoatrophy which may be associated with the NRTIs. I suspect viral rebound will not occur if you continue to take your medication consistently. However, if... Read more »
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Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from the splitting?
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PREZISTA,NORVIR,TRUVEDA

Posted by Jet, 2 Replies
Anybody have idea what are possible side effects of these 3 medications?I started taking them since couple of days ago and meennnn i have problems swallowing.At night my throat is in a mess,i cant swallow and swallowing becomes very difficult.
Are... Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday approved the use of a new HIV drug, made by Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N>, in combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first improve with other... Read more »

Reyataz and Combivir

Posted by Anonymous
Just was wondering if anyone else is taking this combination. I just re-started therapy after a 12 month holiday. Please let me know what you have experienced. I am new here and any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, David

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