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Reaction To Isentress

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Isentress reaction

Dear Dr: In speaking with a pharmacist recently he stated that there had been reports of Stevens Johnson syndrome with Isentress. I recently started this medication and understood there were hardly any side effects--much less something as serious...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your question.Rashes, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a very severe form of an allergic reaction that can be like a bad burn and may be fatal) have been reported by people using the Isentress (raltegravir) after it was released.... Read more »

Bad Reaction to both Intelence/Truvada, and Isentress/Truvada

I recently started medication for HIV for the very first time. My doctor first put me on... Read more »

Isentress + Intelence only

Is this an option. I have heard of a number of these but nothing published. Terrible SOB reaction... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Isentress (Raltegravir) Package Insert Updated

Updates to the Isentress (raltegravir) package insert were approved on November 2, 2011 to include a new subsection in the Warnings and Precautions section and update the postmaketing experience section. Specifically, the following subsection was... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update: Traditional Approval of Isentress (raltegravir)

On January 29, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted traditional approval for Isentress (raltegravir) 400 mg tablets in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced adult... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform Reacts to Approval, Pricing of Isentress

San Francisco, CA -- Project Inform, one of the nation's best known HIV treatment and health care information and advocacy organizations, today expressed mixed reaction to the price announced for Isentress (raltegravir), a new anti-HIV drug from... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Isentress (Raltegravir): Pediatric Dosing Recommendations and 2 Chewable Tablet Formulations for Pediatric Dosing

On December 21, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved dosing recommendations for Isentress (raltegravir) for pediatric patients ages 2 to 18 years and weighing at least 10 kg. In addition a 100 mg scored chewable tablet and 25 mg chewable... Read more »
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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 »

Isentress plus Kaletra

Posted by Danigirl, 2 Replies
Has anyone taken a combination of Isentress and Kaletra? My husbands ID doctor called in this prescription after he had a reaction from the Atripla. We are new at this but I understand that traditionally the two aren't given together. The only... Read more »

Horrible Allergic Reaction to Atripla

Posted by MikeInPhilly2, 1 Reply
Hello All,

I was diagnosed HIV + on July 5th, 2011.

My doctor and I decided to move immediately and aggressively against the virus and she prescribed Atripla.

I did OK for the first week or so. Then I broke out in a rash that while not very sightly,... Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 2 Replies
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »