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Prezista Medication

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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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FROM REYATAZ TO PREZISTA

HELLO DOCTOR , I AM TAKING PREZISTA FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS NOW, I SWITCHED FROM REYATAZ TO PREZISTA, BUT HERE IS MY QUESTION. I FEEL STOMACH DISCOMFORT, I GET MORE HEADACHES THAN EVER BEFORE AND MY LAST MENSTRUATION LAST LONGER . IS THIS NORMAL? DOES...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi.It's not clear from what you've posted what the cause of your new symptoms are, but any new symptom after a medication switch naturally raises the possibility of a medication side effect or unexpected drug-drug interaction. I'd... Read more »

Prezista

Hello Doctor Young,I started prezista a week ago , previous regimen (reyataz,truvada,norvir) but they switch reyataz to prezista because of Jaundice was bothering me too much. I am doing well on prezista the only thing is that since I stared I feel...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Dizziness isn't a typical side effect of Prezista. I'd wonder if taking your medications at bedtime might help (if you're not already doing it), since there's a better chance that you'd sleep... Read more »

Anxiety attacks and Prezista

Can Prezista provoke anxiety of panick attacks? Or exaserbate these?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I have not seen any reports of Prezista provoking anxiety or panic attacks. There was one child who had to stop the drug in clinical trails with anxiety, but the investigators felt it was not related to the use of Prezista.Anxiety may be provoked... Read more »

Fat distribution with Prezista

Hi I am a 55 year old man who has been on medication since 2005. I have had a number of different medication regimes which have had various unwanted side effects. I am currently on 2 x Prezista + 1 x Truvada + 1 x Norvir. CD4 and viral load are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The level of fat gain with your current regimen usually compares favorably to other effective regimens. There is little data about whether switching off your current regimen to an alternative (possibilities include raltegravir, mariviroc, or a... Read more »
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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 + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo:

Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus
Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus
Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg respectively.

I take this combo... Read more »

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?
Is this feasible? Safe? Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 2 Replies
Hi all,

my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According to the doctor it's because of Immune Reconstitution... Read more »