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Protease Inhibitor Drugs

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AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes)
Ask the Experts

Protease inhibitors

...I like most HIV positive people are taking the protease inhibitor drugs. Is protease an enzyme? I ask this because I also drink wheatgrass juice on a daily basis and one of the enzymes it claims
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...The job of protease inhibitors is to "inhibit" specific HIV protease enzymes. So, yes, proteases are enzymes, but protease inhibitors are not. There are enzymes Read more »

what is HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS.

In taking hydroxyzine pam 25 mg,it states if you are on HIV Protease inhibitors, not to use. What is HIV Protease inhibitors?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV protease inhibitors are a family of HIV drugs (such as Kaletra, Viracept, Lexiva, Reyataz) used chronically for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Read more »

Protease Inhibitors for detecting HIV?

Dear Dr.,Protease Inhibitors is a method for detecting HIV? Is it more sensitive for testing some new strains of HIV than PCR and Elisa methods?Is it expensive? Pls answer, Thanks!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Protease inhibitors are a class of drugs used to treat HIV infection, not to diagnose it.MH Read more »

Resistance to protease inhibitors

If you have were infected years ago, before protease inhibitors came out, and you have not yet been on them, is it possible that because of loads of other treatments you are also resistent to them?And, if you have only taken Crixivan with treatment...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...failed it you may have resistance to this drug. There is some degree of cross resistance between Crixivan and some of the other protease inhibitors (especially Ritonavir), so this may be an issue. Drug resistance testing will often help to sort... Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

The Protease Inhibitor Drugs

...Currently, there are eight approved compounds for the treatment of HIV infections that are in the class known as protease inhibitors. Of all classes of HIV medications, the protease inhibitors are the most complex in terms of pharmacokinetics,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Vertex Protease Inhibitor 908; Drug to Be Sold Under the Name Lexiva

...The FDA on Monday approved GlaxoSmithKline and Vertex Pharmaceuticals ' experimental protease inhibitor drug -- known as 908 -- for use in combination with other antiretroviral medications, Reuters reports (Richwine, Reuters Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Drug Interactions of Protease Inhibitors and Psychiatric Medications

... Taken from an article by Dan H. Karasic and James W. Dilley Antiretroviral drugs -- especially protease inhibitors -- may interact with medications used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. Protease inhibitors have varying degrees of inhibition Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Drugs that May Interact with Protease Inhibitors via CYP3A4 Metabolism -- Table V

...increased monitoring of therapeutic and adverse effectswhen concomitantly administering any of the following medicationswith protease inhibitors, especially for agents with narrowtherapeutic margins. Dosage reductions may be required for... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of retrovirology". David Rasnick, the president of the Society for the Scientific Reappraisal of AIDS, holds nine patents on protease inhibitors, the drugs claimed to have saved many people from the brink of death. And yet, Dr. Rasnick adamantly... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have... Read more »