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Reaction To Viracept

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Paxil / Combivir / Viracept - and Bad Reactions from this combination?

I am currently taking Paxil (just started). I am also an alcoholic (heavy drinking for 10 years, not drinking now) and HIV+ for 12 years. Doctor wants me to start on Combivir and Viracept. Could I still continue with the Paxil along with these? ...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...drugs, but it varies greatly by PI. Ritonavir (norvir) generally has the most effect; the others are more limited.The effect of Viracept (nelfinavir) on Paxil might be expected to be a small increase in blood levels. I was unable to find any... Read more »

Viracept recall, changing all meds or just PI?

Im on Viracept and Combivir for 8 years and undetectable and between 500 and 700 CD4 during that... Read more »

VL Going Down After Treatment Stopped

Dr. Holodniy:I am a 31 yr. old female diagnosed with HIV in 1994. At the time, my T-Count was 365.... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known 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

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Nelfinavir is a... Read more »
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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
...I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post Read more »

Recreational drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...wondering what treatments i should avoid. i occasionally do recreational drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and special k. what kind of reactions can be deadly? i don't want to tell my doctor about my use of these drugs-- he's very strict. Brent Read more »

loss of stamina, side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...age. I'm 44. I did construction work up till last December. That's when the trouble started. I started Epivir, Zerit, and Viracept last Summer and did well untill December. Then I lost my stamina. It's been that way for 6 months now. At first I... Read more »

Meds, now what...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...sleep. My job is low-stress, but it's starting to interfer with work and I've been missing a lot. Docs don't think it's a bad reaction to the meds, just my system getting used to it. When I started my viral load was half a million T-cell count... Read more »