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Reaction To Saquinavir

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An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

... sack-KWIN-uh-vihr MEH-sih-LATE --> Brand Name: Invirase Other Name(s): Ro 31-8959/003 (Saquinavir mesylate), SQV, Saquinavir mesylate, Saquinavir monomethanesulfonate (Saquinavir mesylate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Saquinavir mesylate, also known as Invirase, and saquinavir, formerly marketed in the United States
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Bad reactions from meds?!

Hi dr.Ben, lately i've been having these kind of mosquito bites around my hands and my feet, is that some sort of side effects from the meds, i've been on Lamivudine+Zidovudine and Invirase, and Norvir for 2 and half months now ...and if it is!! is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...intended) in the flesh.BYFWIW, the commerical names of the drugs that you're taking are: Combivir (lamivudine+zidovudine), Inverase (saquinavir), Norvir (ritonavir). Read more »

options for sulfa allergy

Is is possible to simply get a list of PI's that do NOT contain sulfa components, so I know which ones are safe for me. I quickly develope Stevens/Johnson syndrome from drugs like Sustiva, and Bactrim. Please help.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...allergy. I have mostly used Kaletra (there is a sulfa in ritonavir but in my experience doesn't seem to be as prone to sulfa cross reactions), and to a lesser degree saquinavir, and nelfinavir in sulfa allergic patients with generally good... Read more »

First meds

I have recently been put on Truvada - one daily, Ritonavir 100mg - once daily and Darunavir 300mg - 3 tabs once daily. Blood results just before commencing medication CD4 302 (13.7%) and Viral Load 14 667. I have been + for 12 years and only took...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...It sounds like your doc may be concerned about your virus having some resistance to saquinavir. I think the regimen sounds okay. It is pretty easy and well tolerated in most. You will still have some options in the future Read more »

I recently changed from Fortovase to Norvir plus Invirase along with combivir and got a rash

Hi. I had been on a combo of Fortovase and Combivir for the last 8 years and had done extremely well. Now that Fortovase is no longer being manufactured, I was switched to a combo of Norvir/Invirase along with the Combivir. I developed a rash...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You could be having some sort of reaction to the ritonavir (Norvir) or the higher levels of saquinavir seen when Invirase is used with Norvir (as compared to Fortavase). Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

... What Is Saquinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...yellowish, or you get a sore throat, fever, or rash, even after a few weeks of taking dapsone. These might indicate a serious drug reaction. How Does Dapsone React With Other Drugs? Dapsone is broken down by the liver. It can interact with... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion, HIV releases its RNA (genetic material) andenzymes (proteins that cause chemical reactions) into the CD4 cell. Reverse Transcription HIV's RNA contains the "instructions" that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Abacavir (Ziagen) 2 (300 mg: 1, 2x/day or 2, 1x/day) No food restrictions; alcohol boosts abacavir levels. Hypersensitivity reaction in about 8% of patients Don't use with ust two other nucleoside analogs unless additional drugs are used.... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...after the infection is acquired. On the other hand, the quantitative plasma HIV-1 RNA level (viral load) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is 95 to 98 percent sensitive for HIV,8 becomes positive within 11 days of infection.9 During the... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »

Some drug reactions, I think

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Hey guys, long time no parlez, For two years I've been on a regimen of Norvir, Atazanavir (Reyetaz) and Truvada (Viread and Emtriva). Last July I developed tingling in my toes (parathesia) which became painful buring and shooting pains. This... Read more »